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Remembering Jim Crow

Remembering Jim Crow
  • Author : William H. Chafe,Raymond Gavins,Robert Korstad,Behind the Veil Project
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  • Release Date :2014-09-16
  • Total pages :402
  • ISBN : 1620970430
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Summary : This “viscerally powerful . . . compilation of firsthand accounts of the Jim Crow era” won the Lillian Smith Book Award and the Carey McWilliams Award (Publisher’s Weekly, starred review). Based on interviews collected by the Behind the Veil Project at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, this remarkable book presents for the first time the most extensive oral history ever compiled of African American life under segregation. Men and women from all walks of life tell how their most ordinary activities were subjected to profound and unrelenting racial oppression. Yet Remembering Jim Crow is also a testament to how black southerners fought back against systemic racism—building churches and schools, raising children, running businesses, and struggling for respect in a society that denied them the most basic rights. The result is a powerful story of individual and community survival. Praise for Remembering Jim Crow “A ‘landmark book.’” —Publisher’s Weekly, “The Year in Books” “This is not just an oral history for the South but for us all. It is a sobering reminder of the mistakes this nation has made, a hopeful reflection on how far we have come.” —The Kansas City Star “A shivering dose of reality and inspiring stories of everyday resistance.” —Library Journal

Remembering Jim Crow: Remembering Jim Crow : an American RadioWorks documentary

Remembering Jim Crow: Remembering Jim Crow : an American RadioWorks documentary
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :346
  • ISBN : 9781565846975
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Remembering Jim Crow

Remembering Jim Crow
  • Author : William Henry Chafe,Raymond Gavins,Robert Korstad,Paul Ortiz,Robert Parrish
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :346
  • ISBN : 9781595583345
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Summary : A compilation of firsthand accounts of African-American life under segregation includes the oral testimonies of people from all walks of life whose daily activities were significantly impacted by racial oppression and who worked to change the system. Reprint.

Remembering Jim Crow

Remembering Jim Crow
  • Author : William Henry Chafe,Raymond Gavins,Robert Korstad
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  • Release Date :2003-02-13
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 1565847784
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Summary : Following the reissue of Remembering Slavery comes this landmark collection of interviews about African American life under segregation, with audio CD>

Remembering Jim Crow: Disc 2: Voices from behind the veil: selections from the Center for Documentary Studies Oral History Collection

Remembering Jim Crow: Disc 2: Voices from behind the veil: selections from the Center for Documentary Studies Oral History Collection
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :346
  • ISBN : 9781565846975
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Growing Up Jim Crow

Growing Up Jim Crow
  • Author : Jennifer Lynn Ritterhouse
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  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :306
  • ISBN : 9780807856840
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Summary : Sheds new light on the racial etiquette of the South after the Civil War, examining what factors contributed to the unwritten rules of individual behavior for both white and black children. Simultaneous.

Remembering Jim Crow

Remembering Jim Crow
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :346
  • ISBN : 9781565846975
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Living with Jim Crow

Living with Jim Crow
  • Author : L. Brown,A. Valk
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  • Release Date :2010-07-19
  • Total pages :209
  • ISBN : 023010987X
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Summary : Using first-person narratives collected through oral history interviews, this groundbreaking book collects black women's memories of their public and private lives during the period of legal segregation in the American South.

Remembering Jim Crow

Remembering Jim Crow
  • Author : William H. Chafe
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :346
  • ISBN : 9781565847781
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Summary : Following the reissue of Remembering Slavery comes this landmark collection of interviews about African American life under segregation, with audio CD>

Emancipation Betrayed

Emancipation Betrayed
  • Author : Paul Ortiz
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  • Release Date :2006-10-03
  • Total pages :382
  • ISBN : 0520250036
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Summary : "Paul Ortiz's lyrical and closely argued study introduces us to unknown generations of freedom fighters for whom organizing democratically became in every sense a way of life. Ortiz changes the very ways we think of Southern history as he shows in marvelous detail how Black Floridians came together to defend themselves in the face of terror, to bury their dead, to challenge Jim Crow, to vote, and to dream."—David R. Roediger, author of Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past “Emancipation Betrayed is a remarkable piece of work, a tightly argued, meticulously researched examination of the first statewide movement by African Americans for civil rights, a movement which since has been effectively erased from our collective memory. The book poses a profound challenge to our understanding of the limits and possibilities of African American resistance in the early twentieth century. This analysis of how a politically and economically marginalized community nurtures the capacity for struggle speaks as much to our time as to 1919.”—Charles Payne, author of I’ve Got the Light of Freedom

Race, Remembering, and Jim Crow’s Teachers

Race, Remembering, and Jim Crow’s Teachers
  • Author : Hilton Kelly
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  • Release Date :2010-01-21
  • Total pages :154
  • ISBN : 113697590X
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Summary : This book explores a profoundly negative narrative about legally segregated schools in the United States being "inherently inferior" compared to their white counterparts. However, there are overwhelmingly positive counter-memories of these schools as "good and valued" among former students, teachers, and community members. Using interview data with 44 former teachers in three North Carolina counties, college and university archival materials, and secondary historical sources, the author argues that "Jim Crow’s teachers" remember from hidden transcripts—latent reports of the social world created and lived in all-black schools and communities—which reveal hidden social relations and practices that were constructed away from powerful white educational authorities. The author concludes that the national memory of "inherently inferior" all-black schools does not tell the whole story about legally segregated education; the collective remembering of Jim Crow’s teachers reveal a critique of power and a fight for respectability that shaped teachers’ work in the Age of Segregation.

An African American and Latinx History of the United States

An African American and Latinx History of the United States
  • Author : Paul Ortiz
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  • Release Date :2018-01-30
  • Total pages :296
  • ISBN : 0807013900
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Summary : An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the “Global South” was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar and activist Paul Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress as exalted by widely taught formulations like “manifest destiny” and “Jacksonian democracy,” and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms US history into one of the working class organizing against imperialism. Drawing on rich narratives and primary source documents, Ortiz links racial segregation in the Southwest and the rise and violent fall of a powerful tradition of Mexican labor organizing in the twentieth century, to May 1, 2006, known as International Workers’ Day, when migrant laborers—Chicana/os, Afrocubanos, and immigrants from every continent on earth—united in resistance on the first “Day Without Immigrants.” As African American civil rights activists fought Jim Crow laws and Mexican labor organizers warred against the suffocating grip of capitalism, Black and Spanish-language newspapers, abolitionists, and Latin American revolutionaries coalesced around movements built between people from the United States and people from Central America and the Caribbean. In stark contrast to the resurgence of “America First” rhetoric, Black and Latinx intellectuals and organizers today have historically urged the United States to build bridges of solidarity with the nations of the Americas. Incisive and timely, this bottom-up history, told from the interconnected vantage points of Latinx and African Americans, reveals the radically different ways that people of the diaspora have addressed issues still plaguing the United States today, and it offers a way forward in the continued struggle for universal civil rights. 2018 Winner of the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award

Watching Jim Crow

Watching Jim Crow
  • Author : Steven D. Classen
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  • Release Date :2004-02-20
  • Total pages :286
  • ISBN : 0822385422
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Summary : In the early 1960s, whenever the Today Show discussed integration, wlbt-tv, the nbc affiliate in Jackson, Mississippi, cut away to local news after announcing that the Today Show content was “network news . . . represent[ing] the views of the northern press.” This was only one part of a larger effort by wlbt and other local stations to keep African Americans and integrationists off Jackson’s television screens. Watching Jim Crow presents the vivid story of the successful struggles of African Americans to achieve representation in the tv programming of Jackson, a city many considered one of the strongest bastions of Jim Crow segregation. Steven D. Classen provides a detailed social history of media activism and communications policy during the civil rights era. He focuses on the years between 1955—when Medgar Evers and the naacp began urging the two local stations, wlbt and wjtv, to stop censoring African Americans and discussions of integration—and 1969, when the U.S. Court of Appeals issued a landmark decision denying wlbt renewal of its operating license. During the 1990s, Classen conducted extensive interviews with more than two dozen African Americans living in Jackson, several of whom, decades earlier, had fought to integrate television programming. He draws on these interviews not only to illuminate their perceptions—of the civil rights movement, what they accomplished, and the present as compared with the past—but also to reveal the inadequate representation of their viewpoints in the legal proceedings surrounding wlbt’s licensing. The story told in Watching Jim Crow has significant implications today, not least because the Telecommunications Act of 1996 effectively undid many of the hard-won reforms achieved by activists—including those whose stories Classen relates here.

Trouble in Mind

Trouble in Mind
  • Author : Leon F. Litwack
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  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :599
  • ISBN : 0375702636
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Summary : In the sequel to his Pulitzer Prize-winning Been in the Storm So Long, the author traces the often excruciating lives of newly freed slaves in the South after the Civil War, when lynch mobs roamed the land. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Jim Crow Wisdom

Jim Crow Wisdom
  • Author : Jonathan Scott Holloway
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  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :273
  • ISBN : 1469610701
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Summary : Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America since 1940

Race, Remembering, and Jim Crow's Teachers

Race, Remembering, and Jim Crow's Teachers
  • Author : Hilton Kelly
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  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :133
  • ISBN : 0415804787
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Summary : This book explores a profoundly negative narrative about legally segregated schools in the United States being "inherently inferior" compared to their white counterparts. However, there are overwhelmingly positive counter-memories of these schools as "good and valued" among former students, teachers, and community members. Using interview data with 44 former teachers in three North Carolina counties, college and university archival materials, and secondary historical sources, the author argues that "Jim Crowâe(tm)s teachers" remember from hidden transcriptsâe"latent reports of the social world created and lived in all-black schools and communitiesâe"which reveal hidden social relations and practices that were constructed away from powerful white educational authorities. The author concludes that the national memory of "inherently inferior" all-black schools does not tell the whole story about legally segregated education; the collective remembering of Jim Crowâe(tm)s teachers reveal a critique of power and a fight for respectability that shaped teachersâe(tm) work in the Age of Segregation.

Whitewashing the South

Whitewashing the South
  • Author : Kristen M. Lavelle
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  • Release Date :2014-10-23
  • Total pages :238
  • ISBN : 1442232803
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Summary : Whitewashing the South is a powerful exploration of how ordinary white southerners recall living through extraordinary racial times—the Jim Crow era, civil rights movement, and the post-civil rights era—highlighting tensions between memory and reality. Author Kristen Lavelle draws on interviews with the oldest living generation of white southerners to uncover uncomfortable memories of our racial past. The vivid interview excerpts show how these lifelong southerners reflect on race in the segregated South, the civil rights era, and more recent decades. The book illustrates a number of complexities—how these white southerners both acknowledged and downplayed Jim Crow racial oppression, how they both appreciated desegregation and criticized the civil rights movement, and how they both favorably assessed racial progress while resenting reminders of its unflattering past. Chapters take readers on a real-world look inside The Help and an exploration of the way the Greensboro sit-ins and school desegregation have been remembered, and forgotten. Digging into difficult memories and emotions, Whitewashing the South challenges our understandings of the realities of racial inequality.

Remembering Slavery

Remembering Slavery
  • Author : Ira Berlin,Marc Favreau,Steven Miller
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  • Release Date :2011-07-26
  • Total pages :355
  • ISBN : 1595587632
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Summary : "A Best Book of the Year" —Library Journal and Booklist Using excerpts from the thousands of interviews conducted with ex-slaves in the 1930s by researchers working with the Federal Writer's Project, this astonishing collection makes available in print the only known recordings of people who actually experienced slavery--recordings that had gathered dust in the Library of Congress until they were rendered audible for the first time specifically for this collection. Heralded as "a minor miracle" (Ted Koppel, Nightline), "powerful and intense" (Atlanta Journal Constitution), and "invaluable" (Chicago Tribune), Remembering Slavery is sure to enrich readers for years to come. "Gripping and poignant... Moving recollections fill a void in the slavery literature." —The Washington Post Book World "Chilling [and] riveting... This project will enrich every American home and classroom." —Publisher's Weekly "Quite literally, history comes alive in this unparalleled work." —Library Journal "Ira Berlin's fifty-page introduction is as good a synthesis of current scholarship as one will find, filled with fresh insights for any reader." —The San Diego Union Tribune

Remembering Lucile

Remembering Lucile
  • Author : Polly E. Bugros McLean
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  • Release Date :2018-09-28
  • Total pages :333
  • ISBN : 1607328259
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Summary : In 1918 Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Jones received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, becoming its first female African American graduate (though she was not allowed to "walk" at graduation, nor is she pictured in the 1918 CU yearbook). In Remembering Lucile, author Polly McLean depicts the rise of the African American middle class through the historical journey of Lucile and her family from slavery in northern Virginia to life in the American West, using their personal story as a lens through which to examine the greater experience of middle-class Blacks in the early twentieth century. The first-born daughter of emancipated slaves, Lucile refused to be defined by the racist and sexist climate of her times, settling on a career path in teaching that required great courage in the face of pernicious Jim Crow laws. Embracing her sister’s dream for higher education and W. E. B. Du Bois’s ideology, she placed education and intelligence at the forefront of her life, teaching in places where she could most benefit African American students. Over her 105 years she was an eyewitness to spectacular, inspiring, and tragic moments in American history, including horrific lynchings and systemic racism in housing and business opportunities, as well as the success of women's suffrage and Black-owned businesses and educational institutions. Remembering Lucile employs a unique blend of Black feminist historiography and wider discussions of race, gender, class, religion, politics, and education to illuminate major events in African American history and culture, as well as the history of the University of Colorado and its relationship to Black students and alumni, as it has evolved from institutional racism to welcoming acceptance. This extensive biography paints a vivid picture of a strong, extraordinary Black woman who witnessed an extraordinary time in America and rectifies her omission from CU’s institutional history. The book fills an important gap in the literature of the history of Blacks in the Rocky Mountain region and will be of significance to anyone interested in American history. Media: Denver Post Daily Camera Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine

Closer to the Truth Than Any Fact

Closer to the Truth Than Any Fact
  • Author : Jennifer Jensen Wallach
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  • Release Date :2010-02-25
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9780820337029
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Summary : Although historians frequently use memoirs as source material, too often they confine such usage to the anecdotal, and there is little methodological literature regarding the genre’s possibilities and limitations. This study articulates an approach to using memoirs as instruments of historical understanding. Jennifer Jensen Wallach applies these principles to a body of memoirs about life in the American South during Jim Crow segregation, including works by Zora Neale Hurston, Willie Morris, Lillian Smith, Henry Louis Gates Jr., William Alexander Percy, and Richard Wright. Wallach argues that the field of autobiography studies, which is currently dominated by literary critics, needs a new theoretical framework that allows historians, too, to benefit from the interpretation of life writing. Her most provocative claim is that, due to the aesthetic power of literary language, skilled creative writers are uniquely positioned to capture the complexities of another time and another place. Through techniques such as metaphor and irony, memoirists collectively give their readers an empathetic understanding of life during the era of segregation. Although these reminiscences bear certain similarities, it becomes clear that the South as it was remembered by each is hardly the same place.