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The Resource Black Dixie : Afro-Texan history and culture in Houston, edited by Howard Beeth and Cary D. Wintz

Black Dixie : Afro-Texan history and culture in Houston, edited by Howard Beeth and Cary D. Wintz

Label
Black Dixie : Afro-Texan history and culture in Houston
Title
Black Dixie
Title remainder
Afro-Texan history and culture in Houston
Statement of responsibility
edited by Howard Beeth and Cary D. Wintz
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • An innovative contribution to the growing body of research about urban African-American culture in the South, Black Dixie is the first anthology to track the black experience in a single southern city across the entire slavery/post-slavery continuum. It combines the best previously published scholarship about black Houston and little-known contemporary eye-witness accounts of the city with fresh, unpublished essays by historians and social scientists. Divided into four
  • And as a model for the study of black urban culture in Texas and throughout the South
  • Collectively, the contents of Black Dixie utilize the full range of primary sources available to scholars studying the black South. These include such traditional material as newspapers and diaries as well as newer techniques involving quantification and statistical analysis. The editors' remarks relate the individual essays to one another as well as placing them within the context of scholarly literature on the subject. Hence Black Dixie will serve both as a resource
  • Sections, the book covers a broad range of both time and subjects. The first section analyzes the development of scholarly consciousness and interest in the history of black Houston; slavery in nineteenth-century Houston is covered in the second section; economic and social development in Houston in the era of segregation are looked at in the third section; and segregation, violence, and civil rights in twentieth-century Houston are dealt with in the final section
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/235
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F394.H89
LC item number
N418 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University
Series volume
no. 41
Label
Black Dixie : Afro-Texan history and culture in Houston, edited by Howard Beeth and Cary D. Wintz
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
pt. I. Historians, Houston, and History. Historians, Houston, and History / Howard Beeth -- pt. II. Slavery and Freedom: Blacks in Nineteenth-Century Houston. Introduction. Use and Distribution of Slave Labor in Harris County, Texas, 1836-60 / Tamara Miner Haygood. Seeking Equality: Houston Black Women during Reconstruction / Barry A. Crouch. Richard Allen: The Chequered Career of Houston's First Black State Legislator / Merline Pitre -- pt. III. Economic and Social Development in Black Houston during the Era of Segregation. Introduction. The Emergence of Black Business in Houston, Texas: A Study of Race and Ideology, 1919-45 / James M. SoRelle. "Yes, We Have No Jitneys!": Transportation Issues in Houston's Black Community, 1914-24 / Frances Dressman. Houston's Colored Citizens: Activities and Conditions among the Negro Population in the 1920s / Clifton E. Richardson, Sr. Sidelights on Houston Negroes as Seen by an Associate of Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1930 / Lorenzo J. Greene -- pt. IV. Segregation, Violence, and Civil Rights: Race Relations in Twentieth-Century Houston. Introduction. Race Relations in "Heavenly Houston," 1919-45 / James M. SoRelle. Black Houstonians and the White Democratic Primary, 1920-45 / Robert V. Haynes. The Houston Sit-In Movement of 1960-61 / F. Kenneth Jensen. Operation Breadbasket in Houston, 1966-78 / Cecile E. Harrison and Alice K. Laine. Housing Problems and Prospects in Contemporary Houston / Robert D. Bullard. Organizing in the Private City: The Case of Houston, Texas / Robert Fisher
Control code
24796804
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 294 p.
Isbn
9780890964941
Lccn
91039257
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Black Dixie : Afro-Texan history and culture in Houston, edited by Howard Beeth and Cary D. Wintz
Publication
Contents
pt. I. Historians, Houston, and History. Historians, Houston, and History / Howard Beeth -- pt. II. Slavery and Freedom: Blacks in Nineteenth-Century Houston. Introduction. Use and Distribution of Slave Labor in Harris County, Texas, 1836-60 / Tamara Miner Haygood. Seeking Equality: Houston Black Women during Reconstruction / Barry A. Crouch. Richard Allen: The Chequered Career of Houston's First Black State Legislator / Merline Pitre -- pt. III. Economic and Social Development in Black Houston during the Era of Segregation. Introduction. The Emergence of Black Business in Houston, Texas: A Study of Race and Ideology, 1919-45 / James M. SoRelle. "Yes, We Have No Jitneys!": Transportation Issues in Houston's Black Community, 1914-24 / Frances Dressman. Houston's Colored Citizens: Activities and Conditions among the Negro Population in the 1920s / Clifton E. Richardson, Sr. Sidelights on Houston Negroes as Seen by an Associate of Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1930 / Lorenzo J. Greene -- pt. IV. Segregation, Violence, and Civil Rights: Race Relations in Twentieth-Century Houston. Introduction. Race Relations in "Heavenly Houston," 1919-45 / James M. SoRelle. Black Houstonians and the White Democratic Primary, 1920-45 / Robert V. Haynes. The Houston Sit-In Movement of 1960-61 / F. Kenneth Jensen. Operation Breadbasket in Houston, 1966-78 / Cecile E. Harrison and Alice K. Laine. Housing Problems and Prospects in Contemporary Houston / Robert D. Bullard. Organizing in the Private City: The Case of Houston, Texas / Robert Fisher
Control code
24796804
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 294 p.
Isbn
9780890964941
Lccn
91039257
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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