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date: 02 December 2022

Segregation, Racial, 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Robert F. JeffersonRobert F. Jefferson

the southern social, economic, and political system that enforced the separation of races from the post-Reconstruction era to the mid-twentieth century. Racial segregation was also called “Jim Crow,” an expression derived from the caricatured portrayal of blacks in antebellum minstrel shows. By the 1890s, however, “Jim Crow” had come to describe the segregation, social control, and political and economic subjugation of black people in the ... ...

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