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Jane Dailey

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Jane is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Chicago.

Biography: A graduate of Yale and Princeton, Profesor Dailey taught at Rice University and John Hopkins before joining the University of Chicago in 2006. Her research and teaching focus on U.S. history since the Civil War with an emphasis on the post-emancipation South and the political and legal history of civil rights.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Jane Dailey on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Before Jim Crow :
ISBN: 9781469604824 OCLC: 593304446

University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill : ©2000.

Long before the Montgomery bus boycott ushered in the modern civil rights movement, black and white southerners struggled to forge interracial democracy in America. This book examines the most successful interracial coalition in the 19th-century South, Virginia's Readjuster Party, and uncovers a surprising degree of fluidity in postemancipation southern politics. Melding social, cultural, and political history, the author chronicles the Readjusters' efforts to foster political cooperation across the colour line.