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Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South
     

Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South

by William H. Chafe, Raymond Gavins, Robert Korstad
 

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Praised as “viscerally powerful” (Publishers Weekly), this remarkable work of oral history captures the searing experience of the Jim Crow years—enriched by memories of individual, family, and community triumphs and tragedies. In vivid, compelling accounts, men and women from all walks of life tell how their day-to-day lives were subjected

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Praised as “viscerally powerful” (Publishers Weekly), this remarkable work of oral history captures the searing experience of the Jim Crow years—enriched by memories of individual, family, and community triumphs and tragedies. In vivid, compelling accounts, men and women from all walks of life tell how their day-to-day lives were 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. The result is a powerful story of individual and community survival and an important part of the American past that is crucial for us to remember.

Based on interviews collected by the Behind the Veil Project at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, this landmark in African American oral history is now available in an affordable paperback edition and, for the first time, as an e-book with audio.

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"A landmark book."
Publishers Weekly, "The Year in Books"

"A shivering dose of reality and inspiring stories of everyday resistance."
Library Journal

"A multimedia triumph."
Kansas City Star

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620970430
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
09/16/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,105,899
File size:
118 MB
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Meet the Author

William H. Chafe, project director of Behind the Veil, is a professor emeritus of history and the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History emeritus at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and the author of multiple books. Raymond Gavins, project director of Behind the Veil, is a professor of history at Duke University and the author of The Perils and Prospects of Southern Black Leadership. Robert Korstad, project director of Behind the Veil, is an associate professor of public policy studies and history at Duke University and the author of two books. Chafe, Gavins, and Korstad live in Durham, North Carolina.

William H. Chafe, project director of Behind the Veil, is a professor emeritus of history and the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History emeritus at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and the author of multiple books. Raymond Gavins, project director of Behind the Veil, is a professor of history at Duke University and the author of The Perils and Prospects of Southern Black Leadership. Robert Korstad, project director of Behind the Veil, is an associate professor of public policy studies and history at Duke University and the author of two books. Chafe, Gavins, and Korstad live in Durham, North Carolina.

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