The Development of Southern Public Libraries and the African American Quest for Library Access, 1898–1963

The Development of Southern Public Libraries and the African American Quest for Library Access, 1898–1963

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Using the Atlanta, Birmingham, and Nashville Public Libraries as case studies, The Development of Southern Public Libraries and the African American Quest for Library Access, 1898-1963 argues that public libraries played an integral role in Southern cities’ economic and cultural boosterism efforts during the New South and Progressive Eras. First, Southern public libraries helped institutionalize segregation during the early twentieth century by refusing to serve… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Lexington Books (December 04, 2019)

Collection: New Studies in Southern History

Format: EPUB

Page count: 186 pages

File size: 11 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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