Disenfranchisement in South Carolina
[From Diana O'Neal, a graduate student at The Citadel]
My research seems to have taken me down some of the same paths on the topic of South Carolina and disenfranchisement. With respect to the Republican party and South Carolina, a number of articles may be helpful:
Harris M. Bailey,"The Only Game in Town: The South Carolina Republican Party in the Post Reconstruction Era," Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association, (1992);
David Needham, "William Howard Taft and the Republican Party in South Carolina," Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association, (1990);
Orville Vernon Burton, "'The Black Squint of the Law': Racism in South Carolina"in The Meaning of Southern History: Essays in honor of Clyde N. Rogers, Jr. edited by David Chesnutt and Clyde N. Wilson, University of South Carolina Press;
W. Ernest Douglas "Retreat from Conservatism: the Old Lady of Broad Street Embraces Jim Crow," Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association, (1958)
Linda M. Matthews. "Keeping Down Jim Crow: The Railroads and the Separate Coach Bills in South Carolina" South Atlantic Quarterly (1974)
Albert N. Sanders "Jim Crow Comes to Sout Carolina" Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association, (1966)
Francis B. Simkins "Race Legislation Comes to South Carolina Since 1865" South Atlantic Quarterly (April 1921)
James T. McCain "The Negro Voter in South Carolina" Journal of Negro History (Summer 1957)
Laughlin McDonald "An Aristocracy of the Voters: The Disenfranchisement of Blacks in South Carolina" South Carolina Law Review (Summer 1986)
The best books I have found:
George B. Tindall's South Carolina Negroes, 1877-1900 University of South Carolina Press, 1950.
I.A. Newby Black Carolinians: A History of Blacks in South Carolina from 1895-1968.
These focus on the earlier race legislation. There are a number of good sources on the 1895 constitution if that is of interest to your study. Are you limiting your study to the Roosevelt years and to South Carolina? Hope that the information is helpful.
Graduate Student, The Citadel