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100 1 Walker, Anders,|eauthor.
245 14 The burning house :|bJim Crow and the making of modern
America /|cAnders Walker.
264 1 New Haven ;|aLondon :|bYale University Press,|c
264 4 |c©2018
300 xi, 290 pages ;|c25 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-286) and
505 00 |gIntroduction --|g1.|tThe briar patch --|g2.|tThe white
mare --|g3.|tInner conflict --|g4.|tInvisible man --|g5.
|tThe color curtain --|g6.|tIntruder in the dust --|g7.
|tFire next time --|g8.|tEverything that rises must
converge --|g9.|tWho speaks for the Negro? --|g10.|tThe
demonstrators --|g11.|tMockingbirds --|g12.|tThe cantos --
|g13.|tRegents v. Bakke --|g14.|tThe last lynching --|g15.
|tBeyond the peacock --|g16.|tMissouri v. Jenkins --
520 "In this dramatic reexamination of the Jim Crow South,
Anders Walker demonstrates that racial segregation
fostered not simply terror and violence, but also
diversity, one of our most celebrated ideals. He
investigates how prominent intellectuals like Robert Penn
Warren, James Baldwin, Eudora Welty, Ralph Ellison,
Flannery O'Connor, and Zora Neale Hurston found pluralism
in Jim Crow, a legal system that created two worlds, each
with its own institutions, traditions, even cultures. The
intellectuals discussed in this book all agreed that black
culture was resilient, creative, and profound, brutally
honest in its assessment of American history. By contrast,
James Baldwin likened White culture to a "burning house,"
a frightening place that endorsed racism and violence to
maintain dominance. Why should Black Americans exchange
their experience for that? Southern whites, meanwhile, saw
themselves preserving a rich cultural landscape against
the onslaught of mass culture and federal power, a project
carried to the highest levels of American law by Supreme
Court justice and Virginia native Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Anders Walker shows how a generation of scholars and
judges has misinterpreted Powell's definition of diversity
in the landmark case Regents v. Bakke, forgetting its
Southern origins and weakening it in the process. By
resituating the decision in the context of Southern
intellectual history, Walker places diversity on a new
footing, independent of affirmative action but also free
from the constraints currently placed on it by the Supreme
Court. With great clarity and insight, he offers a new
lens through which to understand the history of civil
rights in the United States"--Publisher's description
648 7 1900-1999|2fast
650 0 African Americans|xSegregation|xHistory|y20th century.
650 0 African Americans|xCivil rights|xHistory|y20th century.
650 7 African Americans|xCivil rights.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00799575
650 7 African Americans|xSegregation.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00799695
650 7 Race relations.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01086509
651 0 United States|xRace relations|xHistory|y20th century.
651 0 Southern States|xRace relations|xHistory|y20th century.
651 7 Southern States.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01244550
651 7 United States.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204155
655 7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628
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