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Jim Crow's Children by Peter Irons
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Jan 27, 2004 | ISBN 9780142003756

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“A book of sorrows—and of surpassing importance.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Underscoring the long history of educational inequality that led to Brown v. Board, Irons argues that the quality and outcome of the public education currently offered to blacks are both still shaped by the enduring influence of Jim Crow laws and schools.” — The New York Times

Table Of Contents

Preface: “Where Are the Buttonwood Kids?”
Chapter 1: “Cut Yer Thumb er Finger Off”
Chapter 2: “Forcibly Ejected from Said Coach”
Chapter 3: “We Got a Good Bunch of Nigras Here”
Chapter 4: “Give Me the Colored Doll”
Chapter 5: “We Are Tired of Tar Paper Shacks”
Chapter 6: “I Thanked God Right There and Then”
Chapter 7: “Study Hard and Accept the Status Quo”
Chapter 8: “We Only Took a Little Liberty”
Chapter 9: “We Cannot Turn the Clock Back”
Chapter 10: “War Against the Constitution”
Chapter 11: “Too Much Deliberation and Not Enough Speed”
Chapter 12: “Do Two Wrongs Make a Right?”
Chapter 13: “Two Cities – One White, the Other Black”
Chapter 14: “Too Swift and Too Soon”
Chapter 15: “Doing the White Man’s Thing”
Chapter 16: “The Court’s Ruling Remains Unfulfilled”
Conclusion: “The Goal Is Quality Education”

Suggested Readings and Chapter Sources
Index

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