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Southerners, Too? : Essays on the Black South, 1733-1990 - Alton Hornsby

Southerners, Too?

Essays on the Black South, 1733-1990

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Southerners, Too? challenges the view that "southern heritage" refers to white southerners only by revealing that, historically and culturally, African Americans have been integral to southern life and history. In much of the public and scholarly debates on the display of the Confederate flag, "southern heritage" has been seen in the context of the white south. Although there are some published works on the black southerner, in the debate and in some of the literature, African Americans are either invisible or appear in an ambivalent manner. The intent of this work is to contribute to, and encourage, a new focus on the Black South.

This book is an essential tool for those interested in Georgia history as Hornsby explores the state's history thematically under several major headings. -- Charles J. Elmore, Savannah State University Georgia Historical Quarterly

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Historiography and Methodology
The Changing Vicissitudes of Black Historiographyp. 3
Drum Major on the Mountaintop: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Great Man Theory of Historyp. 13
The Central Theme Revisited-Againp. 19
European Intellectuals and Southern Negroes, 1877-1901p. 29
State and Local Studies
A Brief History of African Americans in Georgia, 1733-1868p. 59
The Albany Movement within the Context of Local and Georgian Historyp. 77
Religion
Religious Practices of Blacks in Atlanta, Georgia, 1865-1990p. 89
Education
The Freedmen's Bureau Schools in Texas, 1865-1870p. 123
"The Colored Branch University" Issue in Texas-Prelude to Sweatt vs. Painterp. 145
Black Public Education in Atlanta, Georgia, 1954-1973: From Segregation to Segregationp. 161
Politics and Civil Rights
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta, Georgiap. 199
"Not Eaves Please": Race, Class, and Atlanta's First African-American Commissioner of Public Safety, 1974-1978p. 211
Economics
Roots of Rural Poverty since 1914p. 233
Historical Discrimination in Atlanta's Marketplacep. 239
Individuals
The Legacy of Grace Towns Hamilton to the Development of the City of Atlantap. 259
Andrew Jackson Young: Mayor of Atlanta, 1982-1990p. 273
Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Man and His Philosophyp. 305
Indexp. 313
About the Authorp. 319
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ISBN: 9780761828723
ISBN-10: 0761828729
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 17.9  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.44