new releases - Pelican Publishing Company

new releases - Pelican Publishing Company

March 2012

$22.95 pb

ISBN: 9781455617234

256 pp. 5 1 ⁄2 x 8 1 ⁄2

20 photos

Appendix Notes Index

HISTORY / United States / 19th


LAW / General


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New Releases

We as Freemen: Plessy v. Ferguson

By Keith Weldon Medley

Essential reading on segregation now in paperback!

“Medley deftly puts in colorful context the U.S. Supreme

Court’s signal 1896 decision sanctioning so-called

separate but equal facilities. . . . Rich in family and

community history and local lore, Medley’s work details

the world of New Orleans’ free people of color . . . this

remarkable read is recommended.” —Library Journal

In June 1892, a 30-year-old shoemaker named Homer

Plessy bought a first-class railway ticket from his native New

Orleans to Covington, north of Lake Pontchartrain. The

2-hour trip had hardly begun when Plessy was arrested and

removed from the train. Plessy’s act of civil disobedience

was designed to test the constitutionality of the Separate

Car Act, one of the many Jim Crow laws that threatened the

freedoms gained by blacks after the Civil War.

KEITH WELDON MEDLEY has spent much of his

life photographing and writing about New Orleans. He

holds a dual bachelor of arts degree in psychology and

sociology from Southern University.

The Streetcar Guide to

New Orleans

By Earl W. Hampton, Jr., Louis

Costa, Andre Neff, and Peter Raarup

Explore the city on the historic New

Orleans streetcars!

The streetcar evokes a sense of nostalgia

while representing the legacy of America’s

transportation history. Only in New Orleans can you ride

the oldest operating streetcar line in America to reach

some of the most interesting places in the city. With

detailed maps of all current and anticipated street car

lines across the city and stops along the way, this is a

practical guide for both tourists and locals alike.

EARL W. HAMPTON, JR., a lifelong streetcar enthusiast, serves

as a member of the New Orleans Street Railway Association. He is

past editor of Open Track, a publication of the New Orleans Street

Railway Museum.


the original version of this essential guide serving as a community

resource for more than two decades.

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