The Thin Disguise: Turning Point in Negro History, Plessy v. Ferguson, a Documentary Presentation (1864–1896).


An examination and documentary study of the landmark 1896 U.S. Supreme Court case, Plessy v. Ferguson, which upheld racial segregation in public facilities as long as all parties were treated equally. This “separate but equal” legal philosophy enshrined the racist “Jim Crow” laws enacted in the South after Reconstruction and in some other places too. Among the documents published here are material from the Louisiana origins of the “Plessy” case and the long legal argument made by White civil rights activist, author and lawyer, Albion W. Tourgée.


Description: The Thin Disguise: Turning Point in Negro History, Plessy v. Ferguson, a Documentary Presentation (1864–1896).

New York: Humanities Press, (1967). First Edition. 132 pages. 8vo. Publisher’s cloth. Near fine in a good-only dust jacket which is rubbed and has an ink note, hidden, on its interior blank side.

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Price: $35.00

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