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To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville

Robert Cassanello


At the end of the Civil War, black men in Jacksonville were ushered into public life through the support of the Republican Party. As the black vote became independent, conservative whites recast black political participation as volatile and associated black voters with a “mob-public.” Conservative lawmakers created the color-line as a way to render blacks both invisible and voiceless in the public square. At the same time, the labor movement and women entered into public life as at no other era in American history. As these new political actors engaged in the theatre of the public sphere, poli ... More

Keywords: color-line, counterpublic, disfranchisement, Jacksonville, Florida, public space, public sphere, segregation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813044194
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044194.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Cassanello, author