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Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell about Life in the Segregated South / Edition 1
     

Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell about Life in the Segregated South / Edition 1

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by William Henry Chafe, Raymond Gavins, Robert Korstad
 

ISBN-10: 1565846974

ISBN-13: 9781565846975

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: New Press, The

The sequel to Remembering Slavery, a groundbreaking collection of interviews about the segregation-era South.

Described by Publishers Weekly as the "viscerally powerful...compilation of firsthand accounts of the Jim Crow era," Remembering Jim Crow is now available in paperback. Based on interviews collected by the Behind the Veil Project at Duke

Overview

The sequel to Remembering Slavery, a groundbreaking collection of interviews about the segregation-era South.

Described by Publishers Weekly as the "viscerally powerful...compilation of firsthand accounts of the Jim Crow era," Remembering Jim Crow is now available in paperback. Based on interviews collected by the Behind the Veil Project at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, this remarkable book presents the most extensive oral history ever of African American life under segregation.

Citing Remembering Jim Crow as a Best Book of the Year for 2001, Library Journal wrote that "[when] the segregation era finally passes from living memory, students of its history will look to sources like this for a shivering dose of reality and inspiring stories of everyday resistance." In vivid, compelling accounts, men and women from all walks of life tell how their day-to-day activity was subjected to profound and unrelenting racial oppression. At the same time, Remembering Jim Crow is a testament to how black southerners fought back against the system, raising children, building churches and schools, running businesses, and struggling for respect in a society that denied them the most basic rights. 50 black-and-white photographs.

Author Biography: William H. Chafe, project director of Behind the Veil, is dean of the faculty of arts and sciences at Duke University and author of eight books. Raymond Gavins, project director of Behind the Veil, is professor of history at Duke University and author of The Perils and Prospects of Southern Black Leadership. Robert Korstad, project director of Behind the Veil, isan associate professor of public policy studies and history at Duke University and author of two books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565846975
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
BOOK & CD
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.82(h) x 2.01(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsvii
Acknowledgmentsxv
Editorial Methodxxi
Introductionxxiii
ONE Bitter Truths1
TWO Heritage and Memory56
THREE Families and Communities89
FOUR Lessons Well Learned152
FIVE Work205
SIX Resistance and Political Struggles268
APPENDIX A Remembering Jim Crow: The Radio Documentary
Transcript305
APPENDIX B Voices from Behind the Veil: Selections from the
Center for Documentary Studies Track List325
APPENDIX C Informant Biographical Information328
Suggestions for Further Reading331
Index337

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Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell about Life in the Segregated South 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Incredible package - not surprising as a result of National Public Radio. The CD's are wonderful and provide additional impact on the book. At times it made me feel embarrassed to be white knowing what was done.