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The history of public library access for African Americans in the South, or, Leaving behind the plow

Author: David M Battles
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009.
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This book examines the African American struggle for access to public libraries in the South, bringing together and examining the three distinct fields involved-Southern Studies, African American  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Battles, David M., 1958-
History of public library access for African Americans in the South, or, Leaving behind the plow.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009
(OCoLC)606205036
Online version:
Battles, David M., 1958-
History of public library access for African Americans in the South, or, Leaving behind the plow.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009
(OCoLC)609111051
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Battles
ISBN: 9780810862470 0810862476 9780810862487 0810862484
OCLC Number: 233813714
Description: vii, 173 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Early African American history : becoming a plow hand --
Precursors of public libraries in America --
1820s-mid-1840s : early African American educational efforts --
Mid-1840s-1860s : from bad to worse --
The 1870s : birth pangs of the modern public library movement --
1880s and 1890s : dissipation of newfound rights --
1900-1910 : the rise of segregated public libraries --
1911-1914 : ALA Kaaterskill Conference --
1915-1925 : segregation strengthens --
1921-1925 : the new Negro movement ; ALA tries again --
1926-mid-1929 : calm before the storm --
Late 1929-1935 : the Depression years --
1936-1940 : Depression, part two --
1941-1945 : World War II --
1945-1950 : "Victory era" for whom? --
1951-1955 : building toward Brown --
1956-1959 : post-Brown --
1960-1961 : civil rights on the march --
1962-1963 : ALA in turmoil --
1964-1966 and beyond : civil rights realized --
Conclusion : casting off the yoke and plow.
Other Titles: Leaving behind the plow
Responsibility: David M. Battles.
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