Race, place, and the law, 1836-1948 / David Delaney.
By: Delaney, David.Material type: TextPublisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1998Description: x, 229 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0292715978 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780292715974 (pbk. : alk. paper); 029271596X (cloth : alk. paper); 9780292715967 (cloth : alk. paper).Other title: Race, place & the law [Cover title].Subject(s): Race discrimination -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History | United States -- Race relations -- Philosophy | Race discrimination Law and legislation History United States | United States Race relations PhilosophyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Race, place, and the law, 1836-1948.; Online version:: Race, place, and the law, 1836-1948.DDC classification: 305.8/00973 LOC classification: KF4755 | .D45 1998Other classification: 15.85 | 86.10 | 7,26 | NP 6020
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -224) and index.
1. Orientations -- 2. Geographies of Slavery and Emancipation -- 3. Legal Reasoning and the Geopolitics of Nineteenth-Century Race Relations -- 4. The Geopolitics of Jim Crow -- 5. The Reasonableness of Jim Crow Geographies -- 6. Restrictive Space and the Doctrine of Changed Conditions -- 7. Epilogue.
Black and white Americans have occupied separate spaces since the days of "the big house" and "the quarters." But the segregation and racialization of American society was not a natural phenomenon that "just happened." The decisions, enacted into laws, that kept the races apart and restricted blacks to less desirable places sprang from legal reasoning which argued that segregated spaces were right, reasonable, and preferable to other arrangements.
In this book, David Delaney explores the historical intersections of race, place, and the law. Drawing on court cases spanning more than a century, he examines the moves and countermoves of attorneys and judges who participated in the geopolitics of slavery and emancipation; in the development of Jim Crow segregation, which effectively created spartheid laws in many cities; and in debates over the "doctrine of changed conditions," which challenged the legality of restrictive covenants and private contracts designed to exclude people of color from white neighborhoods. This historical data yields new insights into the patterns of segregation that persist in American society today.