By Charles Williams
The importance of “community” remains to be correct to our ever-evolving figuring out of racial and ethnic formations within the South. This ethnography of neighborhood, kinfolk, and establishment within the latter 19th and early twentieth-century Shelby County Tennessee unearths the richness and complexity of neighborhood construction via an research of cultural and historical group improvement, cost styles, kinship networks, and sociopolitical, monetary, and spiritual worth platforms within the old black neighborhood of Orange Mound.
This study is the fabricated from an intensive ethnographic research performed over a three-year interval which includes participation statement, in-depth interviews, textual research of kin histories, newspapers, census information, and native govt and church files. although textual research used to be used in the course of the textual content, its purpose used to be to make use of the innovations and different types that have been suitable and significant to the folks of Orange Mound.
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African American Life and Culture in Orange Mound: Case Study of a Black Community in Memphis, Tennessee, 1890–1980 by Charles Williams