William Dorsey's Philadelphia and ours : on the past and future of the Black city in America (eBook, 1991) [WorldCat.org]
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William Dorsey's Philadelphia and ours : on the past and future of the Black city in America

William Dorsey's Philadelphia and ours : on the past and future of the Black city in America

Author: Roger Lane
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Lane here illuminates the African-American experience through a close look at a single city, once the metropolitan headquarters of black America, now typical of many. He recognizes that urban history offers more clues, both to modern accomplishments and to modern problems, than the dead past of rural slavery. The book's historical section is based on hundreds of newly discovered scrapbooks kept by William Henry  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lane, Roger, 1934-
William Dorsey's Philadelphia and ours.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(DLC) 90041311
Named Person: William Henry Dorsey; William Henry Dorsey
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Lane
ISBN: 1423726286 9781423726289 0195362217 9780195362213 9780195065664 0195065662 1280525207 9781280525209 9786610525201 661052520X
OCLC Number: 191929764
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 483 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Contents: Introduction; PART I: THE MEDIUM AND THE MESSAGE: THE DORSEY COLLECTION AND THE BLACK PORTRAIT IN THE POPULAR PRESS; PART II: OCCUPATIONS AND MAKING A LIVING; PART III: THE WEB OF ORGANIZATION: RELIGION, RACE, CLASS, AND RECREATION; PART IV: WILLIAM DORSEY'S CITY AND OURS; APPENDIX I. The William Henry Dorsey Collection at Cheyney State University; APPENDIX II. Sources for William Dorsey and His Family; APPENDIX III. Philadelphians Most Noted in the Dorsey Collection; APPENDIX IV. "Elite" Philadelphians, 1860s and 1890s; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Roger Lane.


Focusing on material collected by William Henry Dorsey, Philadelphia's first black historian, this study traces the development of one of America's largest black urban communities from the end of the  Read more...


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'Roger Lane ... offers an important and insightful reexamination of Afro-American life in post reconstructionist Philadelphia.'Norman S. Cohen, Occidental College, History, Summer 1992

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