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Eric Foner on Jim Crow and segregation

Interviews with the author of GIVE ME LIBERTY! AN AMERICAN HISTORY Question: In your discussion of Jim Crow, the system of segregation that took hold in the late-nineteenth-century South, you say that the point of the system was not so much to keep the races apart as to ensure that, when they came into contact, whites held the upper hand. Could you expand on that? For more podcasts and a transcript of this interview, visit the Give Me Liberty!: An American History StudySpace Website: http://www.wwnorton.com/college/history/give-me-liberty3/
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