By Charles Williams
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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African American Life and Culture in Orange Mound: Case Study of a Black Community in Memphis, Tennessee, 1890–1980 by Charles Williams