State politics, railroads, and Civil Rights in South Carolina, 1883–89

  title={State politics, railroads, and Civil Rights in South Carolina, 1883–89},
  author={J. Oldfield},
  journal={American Nineteenth Century History},
  pages={71 - 91}
  • J. Oldfield
  • Published 2004
  • Political Science
  • American Nineteenth Century History
  • In 1889 the General Assembly of South Carolina repealed the state's Civil Rights Act (1870), following a protracted debate that had been prompted by the United States Supreme Court's decision in the Civil Rights Cases (1883). This article examines in detail the contours of the civil rights controversy in South Carolina and, in doing so, identifies a number of competing dynamics, among them outside corporate interests (in this case, railroads), local state interests, and regional loyalties… CONTINUE READING
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