Upbuilding Black Durham : Gender, Class, and Black Community Development in the Jim Crow South
By: Brown, Leslie.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (468 p.).ISBN: 9780807877531.Subject(s): African American women -- North Carolina -- Durham -- History | African Americans -- North Carolina -- Durham -- Biography | African Americans -- North Carolina -- Durham -- History | African Americans -- North Carolina -- Durham -- Social conditions | Community life -- North Carolina -- Durham -- History | Durham (N.C.) -- Race relations | Durham (N.C.) -- Social conditions | Sex role -- North Carolina -- Durham -- History | Social change -- North Carolina -- Durham -- History | Social classes -- North Carolina -- Durham -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Upbuilding Black Durham : Gender, Class, and Black Community Development in the Jim Crow SouthDDC classification: 975.656300496 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Introduction; 1 Seek Out a Good Place: Making Decisions in Freedom; 2 Durham's Narrow Escape: Gendering Race Politics; 3 Many Important Particulars Are Far from Flattering: The Gender Dimensions of the ''Negro Problem''; 4 We Have Great Faith in Luck, but Infinitely More in Pluck: Gender and the Making of a New Black Elite; 5 We Need to Be as Close Friends as Possible: Gender, Race, and the Politics of Upbuilding; A section of photographs; 6 Helping to Win This War: Gender and Class on the Home Front
7 Every Wise Woman Buildeth Her House: Gender and the Paradox of the Capital of the Black Middle Class8 There Should Be . . . No Discrimination: Gender, Class, and Activism in the New Deal Era; 9 Plenty of Opposition Which Is Growing Daily: Gender, Generation, and the Long Civil Rights Movement; Conclusion; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index
In the 1910s, both W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington praised the black community in Durham, North Carolina, for its exceptional race progress. Migration, urbanization, and industrialization had turned black Durham from a post-Civil War liberation community into the ""capital of the black middle class."" African Americans owned and operated mills, factories, churches, schools, and an array of retail services, shops, community organizations, and race institutions. Using interviews, narratives, and family stories, Leslie Brown animates the history of this remarkable city from emancipation
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