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Although southern Appalachia is popularly seen as a purely white enclave, blacks have lived in the region from early times. Some hollows and coal camps are in fact almost exclusively black settlements. The selected readings in this new book offer the first comprehensive presentation of the black experience in Appalachia.

Organized topically, the selections deal with the early history of blacks in the region, with studies of the black communities, with relations between blacks and whites, with blacks in coal mining, and with political issues. Also included are a section on oral accounts of black experiences and an analysis of black Appalachian demography. The contributors range from Carter Woodson and W. E. B. Du Bois to more recent scholars such as Theda Perdue and David A. Corbin. An introduction by the editors provides an overall context for the selections.

Blacks in Appalachia focuses needed attention on a neglected area of Appalachian studies. It will be a valuable resource for students of Appalachia and of black history.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. viii-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. Nell Irvin Painter
  3. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. William H. Turner
  3. pp. xvii-xxiii
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. p. xxiv
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  1. Part One. Basic Approaches
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Black Invisibility and Racism in Appalachia: An Informal Survey
  2. Edward J. Cabbell
  3. pp. 3-10
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  1. 2. Between Berea (1904) and Birmingham (1908): The Rock and Hard Place for Blacks in Appalachia
  2. William H. Turner
  3. pp. 11-20
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  1. Part Two. Historical Perspectives
  2. pp. 21-22
  1. 3. Red and Black in the Southern Appalachians
  2. Theda Perdue
  3. pp. 23-30
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  1. 4. Freedom and Slavery in Appalachian America
  2. Carter G. Woodson
  3. pp. 31-42
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  1. 5. Boyhood Days
  2. Booker T. Washington
  3. pp. 43-50
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  1. 6. The Black South and White Appalachia
  2. James C. Klotter
  3. pp. 51-68
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  1. Part Three. Community Studies
  2. pp. 69-70
  1. 7. The Negro Miner in West Virginia
  2. James T. Laing
  3. pp. 71-78
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  1. 8. The Black Community in a Company Town: Alcoa, Tennessee, 1919-1939
  2. Russell D. Parker
  3. pp. 79-92
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  1. 9. Class over Caste: Interracial Solidarity in the Company Town
  2. David A. Corbin
  3. pp. 93-114
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  1. Part Four. Race Relations
  2. pp. 115-116
  1. 10. A Judicious Mixture: Negroes and Immigrants in the West Virginia Mines, 1880-1917
  2. Kenneth R. Bailey
  3. pp. 117-132
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  1. 11. The Sociohistorical Roots of White/ Black Inequality in Urban Appalachia: Knoxville and East Tennessee
  2. John H. Stanfield
  3. pp. 133-144
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  1. Part Five. Black Coal Miners
  2. pp. 145-146
  1. 12. The Black Worker
  2. W.E.B. DuBois
  3. pp. 147-158
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  1. 13. The Coal Mines
  2. Herbert R. Northrup
  3. pp. 159-172
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  1. 14. Race and the United Mine Workers' Union in Tennessee: Selected Letters of William R. Riley, 1892-1895
  2. Ronald L. Lewis
  3. pp. 173-182
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  1. 15. The Collapse of Biracial Unionism: The Alabama Coal Strike of 1908
  2. Richard A. Straw
  3. pp. 183-198
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  1. Part Six. Blacks and Local Politics
  2. pp. 199-200
  1. 16. The Vanishing Appalachian: How to "Whiten" the Problem
  2. Leon F. Williams
  3. pp. 201-206
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  1. 17. Not Just Whites in Appalachia
  2. Jack Guillebeaux
  3. pp. 207-210
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  1. Part Seven. Personal Anecdotal Accounts of Black Life
  2. pp. 211-212
  1. 18. Conversations with the "Ole Man": The Life and Times of a Black Appalachian Coal Miner
  2. Reginald Millner
  3. pp. 213-222
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  1. 19. The Mountain Negro of Hazard, Kentucky
  2. Pearl Cornett
  3. pp. 223-228
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  1. 20. "If I Could Go Backā€¦": An Interview with Dobbie Sanders
  2. Groesbeck Parham and Gwen Robinson
  3. pp. 229-234
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  1. Part Eight. Selected Demographic Aspects
  2. pp. 235-236
  1. 21. The Demography of Black Appalachia: Past and Present
  2. William H. Turner
  3. pp. 237-261
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 262-266
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  1. Resource Guide
  2. pp. 267-274
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  1. Sources and Contributors
  2. pp. 275-277
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813150451
Related ISBN
9780813101620
MARC Record
OCLC
564740453
Pages
278
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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