Examples Of Jim Crow Laws In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The Great Depression was “ a time of devastation and uncertainty”(McCabe 12). Harper Lee used many historical events in To Kill a Mockingbird. The Jim Crow laws,mob mentality, and Scottsboro trial.

The Jim Crow laws were one influence for Harper Lee in To Kill a Mockingbird. The Jim Crow laws perpetuated segregation. The Jim Crow laws were appalling. The Jim Crow laws were a set of anti-black laws. For instances Pilgrim states,African Americans were treated as second class citizens. Here are some example of the Jim Crow laws. Black males were unable to shake a white man’s hand or would never be allowed to curse at a white person(Pilgrim). There are two reasons for these laws. Here is the first reasoning. According to Pilgrim,christian ministers were taught that whites were the chosen people. Whites thought Blacks were cursed to be servants(Pilgrim). The Jim Crow laws undergirded by the following beliefs or rationalizations. The final reason is they could only vote if there ancestors had voted before the Civil War(Pilgrim). There were multiple punishments for Blacks,if they didn't follow the laws. Some examples of the punishments are they used violence, arrestment, and losing their jobs and homes(Pilgrim). In the image there is a black man dancing with ratty clothes and in the background the animals are in nice formal clothes (V. E).
The Jim Crow laws can be seen in To Kill a Mockingbird in many ways. African Americans folks did use courtesy titles of respect when
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