In this Book
- In Black and White: An Interpretation of the South
- Published by: University of Georgia Press
- Series: The Publications of the Southern Texts Society
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This volume reprints In Black and White, the most important of Hammond's ten books, along with a sampling of the dozens of articles she published. Elna C. Green's biographical introduction tells of Hammond's marriage to a prominent Methodist minister and educator. It also traces Hammond's career within the context of prevailing gender and racial attitudes in the Jim Crow South. Hammond, who had roots in Methodist home mission work, was also active in such secular and ecumenical organizations as the Southern Sociological Congress, the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Hammond worked alongside blacks to promote education, improve living conditions, and stop lynching. As a suffragist and temperance advocate, she urged the leaders of those largely white women's movements to partner with African Americans.
Historians of religion, social science, and race relations will welcome the reintroduction of this remarkable but virtually forgotten figure.
Table of Contents
- IN BLACK AND WHITE: AN INTERPRETATION OF THE SOUTH
- pp. 1-2
- SELECTIONS FROM LILY HAMMOND'S OTHER PUBLICATIONS
- p. 113