The African-American History of Nashville, Tennessee, 1780-1930: Elites and Dilemmas

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Overview

Bobby L. Lovett presents a complex analysis of black experience in Nashville during the years between 1780 and 1930, exploring the impact of civil rights, education, politics, religion, business, and neighborhood development on a particular African-American community. This study of black Nashville examines lives lived within a web of shifting alliances and interests - the choices made, the difficulties overcome.
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As the first detailed study of any of Tennessee's major urban black communities, this book investigates the complex black experience in Nashville between 1790 and 1930. Lovett (history, Tennessee State U.) explores the impact of civil rights, education, politics, religion, business, and neighborhood development on this African-American community, emphasizing the shifting roles of Nashville's black elite from the antebellum period, through the early civil right movements. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557285560
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Series: Black Community Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 314
  • Sales rank: 1,433,912
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Black Nashville during Slavery Times 1
2 Religion, Education, and the Politics of Slavery and Secession 25
3 The Civil War: "Blue Man's Coming" 47
4 Life after Slavery: Progress Despite Poverty and Discrimination 71
5 Business and Culture: A World of Their Own 106
6 On Common Ground: Reading, "Riting," and Arithmetic 131
7 Uplifting the Race: Higher Education 144
8 Churches and Religion: From Paternalism to Maturity 173
9 Politics and Civil Rights: The Black Republicans 198
10 Racial Accommodationism and Protest 234
Notes 255
Index 301
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