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Before Jim CrowThe Politics of Race in Postemancipation Virginia$
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Jane Dailey

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780807825877

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807899182_dailey

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Making Black White & White Black

Making Black White & White Black

The Politics of Racial Identity

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Before Jim Crow

Jane Dailey

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter demonstrates how the Readjusters drew and maintained clear boundaries to social, racial, and sexual identity. It also discusses the efforts of Virginia Democrats to realign the political and racial divide during the spring and fall elections of 1993 as they encouraged whites to consider how their actions affected racial boundaries.

Keywords:   Readjusters, social identity, racial identity, sexual identity, Virginia, Democrats, elections, racial boundaries

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