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Shifting Paradigms: Understanding the Liberia Community

John M. Coggeshall

in Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640853
eISBN:
9781469640877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640853.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter places the story of Liberia in an academic context. A Prologue outlines the book’s major themes. A review of the historical, anthropological, sociological, philosophical, and critical ... More


You Zip Your Lips: Life in Slavery

John M. Coggeshall

in Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640853
eISBN:
9781469640877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640853.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the white settlement of the Blue Ridge Foothills of upper South Carolina and the documentation of slavery and slave life in the region prior to 1865. The chapter draws upon ... More


Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community

John M. Coggeshall

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640853
eISBN:
9781469640877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640853.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 2007, while researching mountain culture in upstate South Carolina, anthropologist John M. Coggeshall stumbled upon the small community of Liberia in the Blue Ridge foothills. There he met Mable ... More


The Times Ahead Are Fearful: The Late Nineteenth Century

John M. Coggeshall

in Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640853
eISBN:
9781469640877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640853.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter documents the founding of Liberia and its flourishing during the late 19th century. Discussion includes the names of the founders, the methods of acquiring land, and the reasons for the ... More


The Whites Got the Best: The Early Twentieth Century

John M. Coggeshall

in Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640853
eISBN:
9781469640877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640853.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the story of Liberia during the early twentieth century, through the Depression and the world wars. As the nation’s economy changes, African Americans continue to abandon the ... More


It Really Wasn’t a Bad Life: The Mid-Twentieth Century

John M. Coggeshall

in Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640853
eISBN:
9781469640877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640853.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Still segregated under Jim Crow restrictions, the Liberia community continues in this chapter as a semi-protected enclave, anchored primarily by one extended family. The story of Liberia includes the ... More


It’s Sacred Ground: The Cultural Meaning of Land

John M. Coggeshall

in Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640853
eISBN:
9781469640877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640853.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter uses the example of Liberia’s returning population to offer a wider examination of the relationship between Appalachian residents and their family land. Using an anthropological lens, ... More


This Is My Home: Into the Twenty-First Century

John M. Coggeshall

in Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640853
eISBN:
9781469640877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640853.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter brings the story of Liberia into the present. Drawing on memories of current residents, the chapter describes efforts to preserve and present the community’s history to visitors. For ... More


Because Hatred Is All It Was: Death and Resurrection

John M. Coggeshall

in Liberia, South Carolina: An African American Appalachian Community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640853
eISBN:
9781469640877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640853.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the critical turning point of the Liberia community: the burning by arson of the old Soapstone Baptist Church and its reconstruction during the height of desegregation in South ... More


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