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

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Awards

A Library Journal Best Book of the Year, 2001

Synopses & Reviews

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Publisher Comments:

Described by "Publishers Weekly" as the "viscerally powerful . . . compilation of firsthand accounts of the Jim Crow era, " this remarkable book presents the most extensive oral history ever of African-American life under segregation. 50 photos.

Review:

"[V]iscerally powerful....Some of the stories are so extreme as to seem absurd....This moving, deeply instructive book reveals how 'African Americans developed their own life, hidden and estranged from the lives of white people.'" Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[P]owerful eyewitness accounts of the brutal and demeaning American apartheid....One shocking revelation for many readers is the fact that some of these appalling practices continued well into the 1970s. This powerful recollection will be avidly sought by readers interested in America's racial history." Vernon Ford, Booklist

Review:

"[A] rare opportunity....Based on about 1200 interviews and in-depth research in 25 communities and ten different states...this remarkable [book] offers intimate views into the thoughts, activities, and anxieties of black Americans and at the same time strengthens our understanding of the Jim Crow era." Library Journal

Review:

"Remembering Jim Crow is focused on [the] survivors? stories and sometimes skimps on historical background....But this lack of information doesn?t dampen the book?s impact. Many stories are so suspenseful they?re hard to put down, while others are filled with a warm humor that will have readers laughing aloud." Rebecca Skloot, Africana.com

Review:

"[A] triumph....This is not just an oral history for the South but for us all. It is a sobering reminder of the mistakes this nation has made, a hopeful reflection on how far we have come — and a warning that the future hinges on remembering that "liberty and justice for all" must be more than a pledge. It must be a reality." John Mark Eberhart, Kansas City Star

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p.[331]-335) and index.

About the Author

William H. Chafe, project director of Behind the Veil, is dean of the faculty of arts and sciences at Duke University and author of eight books.

Raymond Gavins, project director of Behind the Veil, is professor of history at Duke University and 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 author of two books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565847781
Subtitle:
African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South
Editor:
Chafe, William H.
Editor:
Chafe, William H.
Editor:
Gavins, Raymond
Editor:
Korstad, Robert
Author:
Korstad, Robert
Author:
Gavins, Raymond
Author:
Chafe, William Henry
Author:
Chafe, William H.
Editor:
Gavins, Raymond
Editor:
Gavins, Raymond
Publisher:
New Press, The
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
History
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Oral history
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
African American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
03-R7
Publication Date:
February 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 18 lb

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Product details 384 pages New Press - English 9781565847781 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[V]iscerally powerful....Some of the stories are so extreme as to seem absurd....This moving, deeply instructive book reveals how 'African Americans developed their own life, hidden and estranged from the lives of white people.'"
"Review" by , "[P]owerful eyewitness accounts of the brutal and demeaning American apartheid....One shocking revelation for many readers is the fact that some of these appalling practices continued well into the 1970s. This powerful recollection will be avidly sought by readers interested in America's racial history."
"Review" by , "[A] rare opportunity....Based on about 1200 interviews and in-depth research in 25 communities and ten different states...this remarkable [book] offers intimate views into the thoughts, activities, and anxieties of black Americans and at the same time strengthens our understanding of the Jim Crow era."
"Review" by , "Remembering Jim Crow is focused on [the] survivors? stories and sometimes skimps on historical background....But this lack of information doesn?t dampen the book?s impact. Many stories are so suspenseful they?re hard to put down, while others are filled with a warm humor that will have readers laughing aloud."
"Review" by , "[A] triumph....This is not just an oral history for the South but for us all. It is a sobering reminder of the mistakes this nation has made, a hopeful reflection on how far we have come — and a warning that the future hinges on remembering that "liberty and justice for all" must be more than a pledge. It must be a reality."
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p.[331]-335) and index.
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