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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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The Voice of the People

(p.155) Epilogue
Before Jim Crow

Jane Dailey

University of North Carolina Press

This book describes the chronological and cultural space of the South before Jim Crow. It shows the power of racial rhetoric and the divisiveness of racial politics and describes how the Readjusters confronted the problem of racism in Virginia. In this epilogue, the lessons drawn from the defeat of the Readjusters in the 1883 campaign and election are presented. Also discussed is how the Democrats adopted the organizational innovations of the Readjusters and how the Democrats became dominant in politics after 1884.

Keywords:   Jim Crow, racial politics, Readjusters, racism, election, Democrats, politics

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