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The Resource Bittersweet legacy : the Black and white "better classes" in Charlotte, 1850-1910, Janette Thomas Greenwood

Bittersweet legacy : the Black and white "better classes" in Charlotte, 1850-1910, Janette Thomas Greenwood

Label
Bittersweet legacy : the Black and white "better classes" in Charlotte, 1850-1910
Title
Bittersweet legacy
Title remainder
the Black and white "better classes" in Charlotte, 1850-1910
Statement of responsibility
Janette Thomas Greenwood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Bittersweet Legacy is the dramatic story of the relationship between two generations of black and white southerners in Charlotte, North Carolina, from 1850 to 1910 - a time usually characterized as racially antagonistic. Janette Greenwood describes the interactions between black and white business and professional people - the "better classes," as they called themselves. The black members of this class were born in slavery and educated in freedmen's schools; they came of age in the 1880s with high expectations of being full-fledged members of New South society. They defined themselves against what they called the "masses" of the black community, and their alliance with their white counterpart helped shape their outlook
  • Greenwood argues that concepts of race and class changed significantly in the late nineteenth century. Documenting the rise of interracial social reform movements in the 1880s, she suggests that the black and white "better classes" briefly created an alternative vision of race relations. But this alliance disintegrated under the pressures of New South politics and the rise of a new generation of leaders, leaving a bittersweet legacy for Charlotte that would weigh heavily on its citizens well into the twentieth century. Bittersweet Legacy paints a surprisingly complex portrait of race and class relations in the New South and demonstrates the impact of personal relationships, generational shifts, and the interplay of local, state, and national events in shaping the responses of black and white southerners to each other and the world around them
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenwood, Janette Thomas
Dewey number
975.6/76041/08622
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1590
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
F264.C4
LC item number
G73 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Social classes
  • Charlotte (N.C.)
  • Charlotte (N.C.)
Label
Bittersweet legacy : the Black and white "better classes" in Charlotte, 1850-1910, Janette Thomas Greenwood
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780807821336.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. "A Magic Influence" -- 2. "The New State of Things" -- 3. Black and White Together -- 4. Industrialization -- 5. Fusion Politics -- 6. White Supremacy -- 7. In the Wake of Disfranchisement and Jim Crow
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 318 pages
Isbn
9780807821336
Lccn
93032060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm28709486
  • (OCoLC)28709486
Label
Bittersweet legacy : the Black and white "better classes" in Charlotte, 1850-1910, Janette Thomas Greenwood
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780807821336.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. "A Magic Influence" -- 2. "The New State of Things" -- 3. Black and White Together -- 4. Industrialization -- 5. Fusion Politics -- 6. White Supremacy -- 7. In the Wake of Disfranchisement and Jim Crow
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 318 pages
Isbn
9780807821336
Lccn
93032060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm28709486
  • (OCoLC)28709486

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