By Charles Williams
The value of “community” is still correct to our ever-evolving realizing of racial and ethnic formations within the South. This ethnography of group, family members, and establishment within the latter 19th and early twentieth-century Shelby County Tennessee finds the richness and complexity of neighborhood development via an research of cultural and ancient neighborhood improvement, payment styles, kinship networks, and sociopolitical, monetary, and spiritual worth platforms within the ancient black group of Orange Mound.
This examine is the fabricated from a radical ethnographic examine performed over a three-year interval which comprises participation remark, in-depth interviews, textual research of kin histories, newspapers, census facts, and native govt and church files. even if textual research used to be used through the textual content, its rationale was once to make use of the techniques and different types that have been proper 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