40 pages 1 hour read

C. Vann Woodward

The Strange Career of Jim Crow

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1955

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Woodward's The Strange Career of Jim Crow is hailed for its thorough and insightful examination of racial segregation in America. Critics praise its depth of research and compelling narrative. However, some find its pace uneven and desire a more extensive exploration of certain topics. Overall, it’s considered essential reading in understanding American racial history.

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Readers who appreciate in-depth explorations of U.S. history, civil rights, and racial dynamics will find The Strange Career of Jim Crow compelling. Comparable to W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk and Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow, this classic examines segregation and its enduring socio-political impact.


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Politics / Government