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Appalachians and race : the mountain South from slavery to segregation

Author: John C Inscoe
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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The contributors consider a variety of topics: black migration into and out of the region, educational and religious missions directed at African Americans, the musical influences of interracial  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Inscoe
ISBN: 0813191270 9780813191270
OCLC Number: 57895578
Notes: Originally published 2001.
Description: vi, 330 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Slavery and antislavery in Appalachia / Richard B. Drake --
Appalachian echoes of the African banjo / Cecelia Conway --
Georgia's forgotten miners: African Americans and the Georgia gold rush of 1829 / David Williams --
Slavery in the Kanawha salt industry / John E. Stealey III --
Sam Williams, forgeman: the life of an industrial slave at Buffalo Forge, Virginia / Charles B. Dew --
"A source of great economy"? The railroad and slavery's expansion in southwest Virginia, 1850-1860 / Kenneth W. Noe --
Put in master's pocket: cotton expansion and interstate slave trading in the mountain South / Wilma A. Dunaway --
A free black slave owner in east Tennessee: the strange case of Adam Waterford / Marie Tedesco --
Olmsted in Appalachia: a Connecticut Yankee encounters slavery and racism in the Southern Highlands, 1854 / John C. Inscoe --
Race and the roots of Appalachian poverty: Clay County, Kentucky, 1850-1910 / Kathleen M. Blee and Dwight B. Billings --
Slavery's end in east Tennessee / John Cimprich --
Southern mountain Republicans and the Negro, 1865-1900 / Gordon B. McKinney --
Negotiating the terms of freedom: the quest for education in an African American community in Reconstruction north Georgia / Jennifer Lund Smith --
The Salem School and Orphanage: white missionaries, black school / Conrad Ostwalt and Phoebe Pollitt --
"What does America need so much as Americans?": race and northern reconciliation with southern Appalachia, 1870-1900 / Nina Silber --
African American convicts in the coal mines of southern Appalachia / Ronald L. Lewis --
The formation of black community in southern West Virginia coalfields / Joe William Trotter, Jr. --
Racial violence, lynchings, and modernization in the mountain South / W. Fitzhugh Brundage.
Responsibility: edited by John C. Inscoe.

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"An important anthology." - Choice; "To read this book is to see the southern mountains in a new way, as a place shared by white people and black people. This collection, with a fine introduction and Read more...

 
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