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C. Vann Woodward, who died in 1999 at the age of 91, was America''s most eminent Southern historian, the winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Mary Chestnut''s Civil War and a Bancroft Prize for The Origins of the New South. Now, to honor his long and truly distinguished career, Oxford is pleased to
publish this special commemorative edition of Woodward''s most influential work, The Strange Career of Jim Crow.

The Strange Career of Jim Crow is one of the great works of Southern history. Indeed, the book actually helped shape that history. Published in 1955, a year after the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education ordered schools desegregated, Strange Career was cited so often to counter arguments for
segregation that Martin Luther King, Jr. called it "the historical Bible of the civil rights movement." The book offers a clear and illuminating analysis of the history of Jim Crow laws, presenting evidence that segregation in the South dated only to the 1890s. Woodward convincingly shows that, even
under slavery, the two races had not been divided as they were under the Jim Crow laws of the 1890s. In fact, during Reconstruction, there was considerable economic and political mixing of the races. The segregating of the races was a relative newcomer to the region.

Hailed as one of the top 100 nonfiction works of the twentieth century, The Strange Career of Jim Crow has sold almost a million copies and remains, in the words of David Herbert Donald, "a landmark in the history of American race relations."

About the Author


The late C. Vann Woodward was the Sterling Professor of History at Yale until his death in 1999. Among his books are Mary Chestnut''s Civil War, The Origins of the New South, Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel, and The Burden of Southern History. He was also General Editor of The Oxford History of the
United States series.

William S. McFeely won the Lincoln Prize in 1992 for Frederick Douglass and the Pulitzer Prize in 1982 for Grant: A Biography. He is Abraham Baldwin Professor of the Humanities Emeritus at the University of Georgia and lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

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Changed My View On Our Country''s History
Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2017
This book completely changed my perspective on racial politics and U.S. History. This is not what I learned in AP History. Although the book was originally published in 1955, the author took pains a decade later to update and revise the original work in order to prevent it... See more
This book completely changed my perspective on racial politics and U.S. History. This is not what I learned in AP History. Although the book was originally published in 1955, the author took pains a decade later to update and revise the original work in order to prevent it from feeling too "dated". What resulted is a masterpiece of cultural history that feels remarkably timeless as a survey of the sociopolitical factors and events that allowed for the rise and fall of Jim Crow segregation, starting (really) in the Reconstruction Era and leading into the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s. Woodward''s writing is wry, engaging, and honest in its depiction of the political motivations that caused states like South Carolina to shift from an ostensibly earnest embrace of racial integration during Reconstruction to the tyrannical practices of segregation and discrimination the South ultimately became known for. The book also serves as a decent overview of the interplay between the various and equally important factors that contribute to social progress: popular cultural sentiment, legislative intervention, Supreme Court rulings, and civil protest, to name the four that come to my mind. I believe that if all Americans had the facts outlined in this book fresh in their minds as they discussed the role of government in the pursuit of true equality in our nation, we might be able to come to consensus on a great many more things.

One last comment: While I believe this book truly is a timeless classic, it does of course only cover so much of history. I think Michelle Alexander''s "The New Jim Crow" might rightly be considered its unofficial sequel, covering the decades following Civil Rights and offering an honest (albeit bleak) explanation of where exactly Jim Crow went after the abolition of segregation laws. Spoiler: It wasn''t the grave.
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Very readable history of race relations in the U.S.
Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2015
I''ve lived in Atlanta all 76 years of my life, saw the Civil Rights movement close up, heard all the hype all sides. And there were more than two sides. This is the most readable book about the history of race relations in the U.S. I''ve ever seen. Woodward gives a careful,... See more
I''ve lived in Atlanta all 76 years of my life, saw the Civil Rights movement close up, heard all the hype all sides. And there were more than two sides. This is the most readable book about the history of race relations in the U.S. I''ve ever seen. Woodward gives a careful, wise account in lay terms. He begins with the pre-Civil War background, the effects of the war on the South, the various attempts to deal with the many jobless ex-slaves, the commerce-focused conservatives, the extremist radicals, and the populists, the roots of prejudices, economical, societal, etc. He shows motives for and reactions to the Jim Crow laws instituted around the turn of the century 1900. Much, much more. It''s packed with information, and you can read it in a couple of afternoons.
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Reviewed in the United States on May 25, 2020
This is an excellent book that should be required reading for American history in all high schools. It provides a tight description of how Jim Crow evolved in the United States, which occurred much later than Reconstruction in conjunction with the rise of America''s... See more
This is an excellent book that should be required reading for American history in all high schools. It provides a tight description of how Jim Crow evolved in the United States, which occurred much later than Reconstruction in conjunction with the rise of America''s colonial expansionism in the 1890s, the retrenchment by the Supreme Court on the Civil Rights Amendments, and Anglo-Saxon racial superiority sentiments which eventuated in the eugenics movement.
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A book that plants the seeds for factual inquiry
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2016
The Strange Career of Jim Crow filled in the blanks of history, not taught in academia by revisionist historians, whose pedagogical thrust leads to erroneous conclusions by students who accept lectures and instructions, as gospel truth, without questioning and independently... See more
The Strange Career of Jim Crow filled in the blanks of history, not taught in academia by revisionist historians, whose pedagogical thrust leads to erroneous conclusions by students who accept lectures and instructions, as gospel truth, without questioning and independently researching for factual information. I took painstaking time to corroborate the information presented in this first time published 1955 book, and found total accuracy .
A book that should be required reading by all to confirm the statement by Martin Luther King, Jr that it- The Strange Career of Jim Crow- should be "The historical bible of the civil rights movement."
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A Concise, Sorely Needed Work
Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2004
C. Vann Woodward''s "The Strange Career of Jim Crow" remains one of the most important books written about post-Reconstruction Southern America. In the space of very few pages, Woodward brings to us the proposal that the assumptions we have all been making about... See more
C. Vann Woodward''s "The Strange Career of Jim Crow" remains one of the most important books written about post-Reconstruction Southern America. In the space of very few pages, Woodward brings to us the proposal that the assumptions we have all been making about Jim Crow laws and the development of segregation were all wrong from the very beginning. We are taught the lie from grade school forward that "that''s just the way it always has been in the South." Not so, according to Woodward.
We learn very quickly when reading this book that not only were there three or four decades following the Civil War wherein there was virtually no major segregation in the South - but the conditions with regards to segregation and equal rights in the South were actually better than in the North for several decades as well.
The lies of a racist South and a desperate North (desperate to make a moral issue of something that they too were guilty of in trying to keep blacks from having equal rights) somehow stuck in the Southern psyche, and all along we''ve been thinking that people were racist because "that''s all they knew." Woodward blows this theory out of the water, and exposes the truth about the post-Reconstruction South.
Not only was segregation not popular in the South in much of the late 19th Century, but blacks voted often. There was very good participation - enough to put a lot of blacks and Republicans in public office in the South - for a time. It was not until the 1870s that a gradual change began in the South. That change brought about the Jim Crow laws - changes that were unwelcome to all of humanity. Booker T. Washington believed that the South could not advance and still leave the blacks behind: Woodward came about a few decades later and showed us all just how right Washington really was.
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Probably the best concise view of race relations available
Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 1998
For the college level U.S. History student or any interested reader with reasonable background, this book is probably the best, most concise and incisive look at race relations in the American South. Woodward explores the economic and political underpinnings of Jim Crow in... See more
For the college level U.S. History student or any interested reader with reasonable background, this book is probably the best, most concise and incisive look at race relations in the American South. Woodward explores the economic and political underpinnings of Jim Crow in a manner that does not fit modernist notions of inherent and intractable racism, but rather shows the real life situations which lead to the Jim Crow laws. A must read for any student of the period. A should read for anyone who smugly accepts the conventional wisdom.
Post Script 2002: I''ve delved much, much further into Southern thought and intellectual history in the four years since I first reviewed this book. I no longer think that Jim Crow was or is as transient as Woodward makes him out to be. De Jure segregation is dead, but de facto segregation is more alive than when Strange Career was written. Strange Career served its purpose when it convinced a wavering Supreme Ct. that Jim Crow could be overcome since he was a transitory phenomena. Time has proven that he wasn''t. At the time of Strange Career, the Whites had a monopoly on hate. Since Brown v. The Board, Blacks have acquired the right to hate as well.
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Still Prophetic History
Reviewed in the United States on February 29, 2020
Today decades after his death, Vann Woodward’s insights regarding the years following the Civil War still challenge us to recognize that an integrated society where all people are respected and valued is possible.
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Incredible information
Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2020
This book really opened me up to understand what actually happened between the end of Reconstruction and the implementation of "Jim Crow" laws around the South. It is an important work.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 11, 2015
An insightful book which documents the racial discrimination that African Americans faced under the Jim Crow era.
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Great read. An absolutely must for the people interested in that era.
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