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The Resource Trouble in mind : Black southerners in the age of Jim Crow, Leon F. Litwack

Trouble in mind : Black southerners in the age of Jim Crow, Leon F. Litwack

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Trouble in mind : Black southerners in the age of Jim Crow
Title
Trouble in mind
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Black southerners in the age of Jim Crow
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Leon F. Litwack
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Language
eng
Summary
Leon F. Litwack constructs an account of life in the Jim Crow South. Drawing on an array of contemporary documents and first-person narratives from both blacks and whites, he examines how black men and women learned to live with the severe restrictions imposed on their lives during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Litwack relates how black schools and colleges struggled to fulfill the expectations placed on them in a climate that was separate but hardly equal; how hardworking tenant farmers were cheated of their earnings, turned off their land, or refused acreage they could afford to purchase; how successful and ambitious blacks often became targets of white violence and harassment. Faced with evidence of black independence and assertiveness, the white South responded with a policy of oppression and subjugation that systematically "disrecognized" black people. Litwack shows how blacks not only coped with crushing poverty and misery, but also found refuge in their own institutions and managed to preserve their humanity and dignity through religion, work, music, and (frequently subversive) humor
Summary
Traces the often excruciating lives of newly freed slaves in the South after the Civil War, when lynch mobs roamed the land
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New York Times Notable Book, 1998
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157221
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
975/.00496073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.6
LC item number
.L58 1998
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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Black southerners in the age of Jim Crow
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Trouble in mind : Black southerners in the age of Jim Crow, Leon F. Litwack
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Continues: Been in the storm so long
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [563]-575) and index
Contents
This is a Borzoi book
Control code
81840
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 599 p.
Isbn
9780394527789
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
97049465
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  • (OCoLC)ocm37981894
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Label
Trouble in mind : Black southerners in the age of Jim Crow, Leon F. Litwack
Link
Publication
Note
Continues: Been in the storm so long
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [563]-575) and index
Contents
This is a Borzoi book
Control code
81840
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 599 p.
Isbn
9780394527789
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
97049465
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37981894
  • (OCoLC)37981894

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