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

By Charles Williams

ISBN-10: 0739175858

ISBN-13: 9780739175859

ISBN-10: 1498520537

ISBN-13: 9781498520539

African American existence and tradition in Orange Mound is an exploration of the stipulations of dwelling for citizens of a segregated subdivision within the deep south from 1890 to 1919. it's also a examine of latest methods to group construction in the course of a period of time of racial segregation and polarization. town of Orange Mound, outfitted through Elzey E. Meacham as an all-black subdivision for “negroes,” represents a special bankruptcy in American historical past. there is not any different case, neither within the deep South nor within the a long way West, of this kind 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 neighborhood at the outskirts of Memphis on a former slave plantation.

The importance of “community” is still proper to our ever-evolving figuring out of racial and ethnic formations within the South. This ethnography of group, kin, and establishment within the latter 19th and early twentieth-century Shelby County Tennessee finds the richness and complexity of neighborhood construction via an research of cultural and ancient neighborhood improvement, payment styles, kinship networks, and sociopolitical, fiscal, and non secular price platforms within the historical black group of Orange Mound.

This learn is the made from a radical ethnographic examine performed over a three-year interval which contains participation remark, in-depth interviews, textual research of relatives histories, newspapers, census facts, and native govt and church files. although textual research used to be used in the course of the textual content, its reason was once to make use of the options and different types that have been suitable and significant to the folk of Orange Mound.

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