Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 September 1988

288 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195056846

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The Plessy Case

A Legal-Historical Interpretation

Charles A. Lofgren

In 1896 the U.S. Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson upheld "equal but separate accommodations for the white and colored races" on all passenger railways within the state of Louisiana. In this book, Lofgren traces the roots of this landmark case in the post-Civil War South and pinpoints its moorings in the era's constitutional, legal, and intellectual doctrines.


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