African American Life and Culture in Orange Mound: Case by Charles Williams PDF

By Charles Williams

African American lifestyles and tradition in Orange Mound is an exploration of the stipulations of residing for citizens of a segregated subdivision within the deep south from 1890 to 1919. it's also a research of latest methods to neighborhood construction in the course of a period of time of racial segregation and polarization. town of Orange Mound, equipped by means of Elzey E. Meacham as an all-black subdivision for “negroes,” represents a different bankruptcy in American historical past. there isn't any different case, neither within the deep South nor within the some distance West, of this sort of great attempt at the a part of African americans to return jointly to occupy a carved out space—eventually making it right into a black group at the outskirts of Memphis on a former slave plantation.

The value of “community” is still suitable to our ever-evolving figuring out of racial and ethnic formations within the South. This ethnography of neighborhood, relatives, and establishment within the latter 19th and early twentieth-century Shelby County Tennessee finds the richness and complexity of group construction via an research of cultural and ancient neighborhood improvement, payment styles, kinship networks, and sociopolitical, financial, and spiritual worth structures within the old black group of Orange Mound.

This study is the made of a radical ethnographic examine performed over a three-year interval which contains participation remark, in-depth interviews, textual research of kin histories, newspapers, census facts, and native govt and church files. even supposing textual research used to be used in the course of the textual content, its purpose was once to make use of the innovations and different types that have been correct and significant to the folks of Orange Mound.

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