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Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South William Henry Chafe

Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South

William Henry Chafe

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ISBN : 9781565847781
Paperback
384 pages
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Described by Publishers Weekly as the viscerally powerful . . . compilation of firsthand accounts of the Jim Crow era, Remembering Jim Crow is now available in paperback. Based on interviews collected by the Behind the Veil Project at DukeMoreDescribed by Publishers Weekly as the viscerally powerful . . . compilation of firsthand accounts of the Jim Crow era, Remembering Jim Crow is now available in paperback. Based on interviews collected by the Behind the Veil Project at Duke Universitys Center for Documentary Studies, this remarkable book presents the most extensive oral history ever of African American life under segregation.Citing Remembering Jim Crow as a Best Book of the Year for 2001, Library Journal wrote that ]when] the segregation era finally passes from living memory, students of its history will look to sources like this for a shivering dose of reality and inspiring stories of everyday resistance. In vivid, compelling accounts, men and women from all walks of life tell how their day-to-day activity was subjected to profound and unrelenting racial oppression. At the same time, Remembering Jim Crow is a testament to how black southerners fought back against the system, raising children, building churches and schools, running businesses, and struggling for respect in a society that denied them the most basic rights.