More Than the Woodward Thesis: Assessing The Strange Career of Jim Crow

@article{Rabinowitz1988MoreTT,
  title={More Than the Woodward Thesis: Assessing The Strange Career of Jim Crow},
  author={Howard N. Rabinowitz},
  journal={The Journal of American History},
  year={1988},
  volume={75},
  pages={842-856}
}
  • Howard N. Rabinowitz
  • Published 1988
  • History
  • The Journal of American History
  • Since its publication in 1955, C. Vann Woodward's The Strange Career ofJim Crow has had a fundamental impact on the study of American race relations. Although best known for its so-called Woodward thesis, that is only part of the book as it emerged through four editions over twenty years, and no one has assessed the work in its entirety since the final edition appeared in 1974. What I want to do, then, is to consider three of the contributions of Strange Career. The first, of course, is the… CONTINUE READING
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