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The Demise of the Plantation

Martin Ruef

in Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines how Southern blacks and whites confronted categorical—as well as classical—uncertainty, as the maintenance of plantation agriculture proved increasingly untenable. Social ... More


African American Militancy in the World War II South: Another Perspective

Harvard Sitkoff

in Toward Freedom Land: The Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125831
eISBN:
9780813135526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125831.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses African American militancy during the Second World War. It focuses mostly on the militancy efforts of Afro-Americans in the South. It shows that many of those African Americans ... More


Grassroots Garveyism: The Universal Negro Improvement Association in the Rural South, 1920-1927

Mary G. Rolinson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830925
eISBN:
9781469602257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872789_rolinson
Subject:
History, African-American History

The black separatist movement led by Marcus Garvey has long been viewed as a phenomenon of African American organization in the urban North. But as this book demonstrates, the largest number of ... More


Belles, Guls, and Country Boys

Zandria F. Robinson

in This Ain't Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614229
eISBN:
9781469614243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614229.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores black folks' varied performances of gender and understanding of gendered roles and behaviors. While black feminist research has thoroughly analyzed the complicated sets of ... More


“The Facts Speak Loudly Enough” Exploring Early Southern Black History

Peter H. Wood

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses that matters of race had always played a great part in the story of southern history. It explains that the public gains only glimpses of the early southern black history: white ... More


Black Migration from the South in Historical Context

Leah Platt Boustan

in Competition in the Promised Land: Black Migrants in Northern Cities and Labor Markets

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691150871
eISBN:
9781400882977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150871.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explains that the mobility of black southerners began increasing in the birth cohorts born immediately after the Civil War. Many of these moves took place within the South. Despite ... More


The Deacons for Defense and Justice

Simon Wendt

in The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813030180
eISBN:
9780813051543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030180.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter recalls the experiences of the members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in the state of Louisiana. Unlike the freedom movement in Tuscaloosa, civil rights activism in the rural ... More


Psychology and Selfhood in the Segregated South

Anne C. Rose

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832813
eISBN:
9781469605630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894095_rose
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the American South at the turn of the twentieth century, the legal segregation of the races and psychological sciences focused on selfhood emerged simultaneously. The two developments presented ... More


From Jim Crow to Jane Crow, or How Anne Scott and Pauli Murray Found Each Other

Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

in Writing Women's History: A Tribute to Anne Firor Scott

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031731
eISBN:
9781617031748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031731.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

World War II was a key moment for all women as they stepped into opportunities vacated by men and welcomed younger women into public life. This chapter focuses on how women, especially southern ... More


Way Up North in Louisville: African American Migration in the Urban South, 1930-1970

Luther Adams

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834220
eISBN:
9781469603865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899434_adams
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book demonstrates that in the wake of World War II, when roughly half the black population left the South seeking greater opportunity and freedom in the North and West, the same desire often ... More


Buying and Selling with God: African American Religion, Race Records, and the Emerging Culture of Mass Consumption in the South

John M. Giggie

in Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834626
eISBN:
9781469602967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878026_brundage.13
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Rev. J. M. Gates of Atlanta, one of the most famous of the scores of black southern preachers who recorded chanted sermons during their heyday of popularity, from the early ... More


The Sensibilities of the People: Black Politics in Crisis

Eric S. Yellin

in Racism in the Nation's Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson's America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607207
eISBN:
9781469608020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607207.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter shows how egalitarianism in Washington was fading as Theodore Roosevelt began his second administration in March 1905. White Republicans had begun to acknowledge the disconnect between ... More


Introduction

Janette Thomas Greenwood

in First Fruits of Freedom: The Migration of Former Slaves and Their Search for Equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833629
eISBN:
9781469604275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895788_greenwood.4
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introduction cites the “contraband's” story from 1862, in which the arrival of the escaped bondsman and his family to Worcester marked the beginning of a small but steady stream of contrabands ... More


The Door of Hope: Republican Presidents and the First Southern Strategy, 1877–1933

Edward O. Frantz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036533
eISBN:
9780813038452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036533.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

How did the political party of Abraham Lincoln—of emancipation—become the party of the South and of white resentment? How did Jefferson Davis's old party become the preferred choice for most southern ... More


Having Our Own: The Colored Methodist Episcopal Church and the Struggle for Black Autonomy in Education

Alicia Jackson

in Southern Religion, Southern Culture: Essays Honoring Charles Reagan Wilson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496820471
eISBN:
9781496820518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496820471.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter details the educational institutions and efforts of the Colored Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church. Education was a key component of freedom to many blacks, and African American churches ... More


Black Clients, White Attorneys

Ted Maris-Wolf

in Family Bonds: Free Blacks and Re-enslavement Law in Antebellum Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620077
eISBN:
9781469620091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620077.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter shows how white attorneys frequently engaged with Virginia law on behalf of black clients. Historians have tended to overlook the large numbers of free blacks who succeeded in claiming a ... More


Civil War, a Partisan Convention, the Decisive Later 1860s

Frank Cicero Jr.

in Creating the Land of Lincoln: The History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041679
eISBN:
9780252050343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041679.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 6 covers the Civil War years, during which portions of Illinois leaned toward secession even as white and black regiments mustered for service. The heavily partisan 1862 constitutional ... More


Warming by the Devil’s Fire (2003)

James Naremore

in Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520285521
eISBN:
9780520960954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Warming by the Devil’s Fire is one in a series of films on blues music produced for television by Martin Scorsese. Burnett’s episode is by far the best of the series, in part because it shows the ... More


The First Production of Porgy and Bess

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0032
Subject:
Music, History, American

Porgy and Bess opened at the Alvin Theatre on October 10, 1935. The house erupted into thunderous applause at various times throughout the evening. By the end, many spectators were moved to tears, ... More


City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Wayne Dawkins

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032585
eISBN:
9781617032592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In 1966, a year after the Voting Rights Act began liberating millions of southern blacks, New Yorkers challenged a political system that weakened their voting power. Andrew W. Cooper (1927–2002), a ... More


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