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The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction

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"A history of the first civil rights movement and the origins of black and white in America. When we hear "civil rights," we tend to think of the 1950s and 1960s activism that put an end to Jim Crow segregation laws. In The Accident of Color, Daniel Brook takes us to New Orleans and Charleston, where before the Civil War, free, biracial people-- sometimes referred to as "browns"-- exercised many rights of citizenship. During Reconstruction, as a black- white binary displaced that nuanced tripartite system, "browns" made ...

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The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction 2020, W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN-13: 9780393531725

Trade paperback

The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction 2019, W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN-13: 9780393247442

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The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction 2019, HighBridge Audio, Old Saybrook

ISBN-13: 9781684419791

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