By Charles Williams

African American existence and tradition in Orange Mound is an exploration of the stipulations of dwelling for citizens of a segregated subdivision within the deep south from 1890 to 1919. it's also a learn of up to date techniques to neighborhood construction in the course of a period of time of racial segregation and polarization. town of Orange Mound, equipped by way of Elzey E. Meacham as an all-black subdivision for “negroes,” represents a distinct bankruptcy in American heritage. there isn't any different case, neither within the deep South nor within the a ways West, of this sort of large attempt at the a part of African americans to come back jointly to occupy a carved out space—eventually making it right into a black neighborhood at the outskirts of Memphis on a former slave plantation.

The importance of “community” is still suitable to our ever-evolving knowing of racial and ethnic formations within the South. This ethnography of group, kin, 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 neighborhood improvement, payment styles, kinship networks, and sociopolitical, financial, and non secular price platforms within the ancient black group of Orange Mound.

This learn is the made of a radical ethnographic learn carried out over a three-year interval which includes participation statement, in-depth interviews, textual research of family members histories, newspapers, census info, and native govt and church documents. although textual research used to be used through the textual content, its cause used to be to make use of the options and different types that have been suitable and significant to the folks of Orange Mound.

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