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Paperback Jim Crow North: The Struggle for Equal Rights in Antebellum New England Book

ISBN: 0197532888

ISBN13: 9780197532881

Jim Crow North: The Struggle for Equal Rights in Antebellum New England

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More than a century before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus, Shadrach Howard, David Ruggles, Frederick Douglass, and others had rejected demands that they relinquish their seats on various New England railroads. They were protesting segregation on Jim Crow cars, a term that originated in New England in 1839. Theirs was part of a larger movement for equal rights in antebellum New England. Using sit-ins, boycotts, petition...

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