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Upbuilding Black Durham : gender, class, and Black community development in the Jim Crow South

Author: Leslie Brown
Publisher: Chapel Hill [N.C.] : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Series: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1910s, both W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington praised the black community in Durham, North Carolina, for its exceptional race progress. Migration, urbanization, and industrialization had turned black Durham from a post-Civil War liberation community into the "capital of the black middle class." African Americans owned and operated mills, factories, churches, schools, and an array of retail services,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brown, Leslie, 1954-
Upbuilding Black Durham.
Chapel Hill [N.C.] : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008008444
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Brown
ISBN: 9780807877531 0807877530 9781469604923 1469604922
OCLC Number: 726826925
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 451 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Introduction; 1 Seek Out a Good Place: Making Decisions in Freedom; 2 Durham's Narrow Escape: Gendering Race Politics; 3 Many Important Particulars Are Far from Flattering: The Gender Dimensions of the ''Negro Problem''; 4 We Have Great Faith in Luck, but Infinitely More in Pluck: Gender and the Making of a New Black Elite; 5 We Need to Be as Close Friends as Possible: Gender, Race, and the Politics of Upbuilding; A section of photographs; 6 Helping to Win This War: Gender and Class on the Home Front. 7 Every Wise Woman Buildeth Her House: Gender and the Paradox of the Capital of the Black Middle Class8 There Should Be ... No Discrimination: Gender, Class, and Activism in the New Deal Era; 9 Plenty of Opposition Which Is Growing Daily: Gender, Generation, and the Long Civil Rights Movement; Conclusion; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Responsibility: Leslie Brown.
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Describes how diversity and dissent strengthened the black community in Durham. This book describes how black Durham's multiple constituencies experienced a range of social conditions.  Read more...

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