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Jim Crow North

The Struggle for Equal Rights in Antebellum New England

Richard Archer

  • Highlights the struggle for equal rights in antebellum New England and the fact that the term "Jim Crow" originated there in 1839
  • Provides a unique interpretation that racism in the early 19th century grew from rapid emancipation, not gradual emancipation
  • Uncovers data on mixed marriages in New England before the Civil War
  • Shows how different racism in New England from that in other sections of the country

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