Upbuilding Black Durham: Gender, Class, and Black Community Development in the Jim Crow South

Upbuilding Black Durham: Gender, Class, and Black Community Development in the Jim Crow South

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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.… (more)


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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (November 17, 2009)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 472 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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