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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 learn of latest methods to neighborhood construction in the course of a period of time of racial segregation and polarization. town of Orange Mound, outfitted via Elzey E. Meacham as an all-black subdivision for “negroes,” represents a distinct bankruptcy in American historical past. there isn't any different case, neither within the deep South nor within the a long way West, of any such super 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 importance of “community” remains to be appropriate to our ever-evolving knowing of racial and ethnic formations within the South. This ethnography of group, kinfolk, and establishment within the latter 19th and early twentieth-century Shelby County Tennessee unearths the richness and complexity of group construction via an research of cultural and historical neighborhood improvement, payment styles, kinship networks, and sociopolitical, financial, and non secular worth platforms within the historical black neighborhood of Orange Mound.

This examine is the made of an intensive ethnographic research performed over a three-year interval which consists of participation remark, in-depth interviews, textual research of family members histories, newspapers, census info, and native govt and church files. even if textual research used to be used during the textual content, its rationale was once to make use of the options and different types that have been correct and significant to the folks of Orange Mound.

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