The Resource Been coming through some hard times : race, history, and memory in western Kentucky, Jack Glazier, (electronic resource)

Been coming through some hard times : race, history, and memory in western Kentucky, Jack Glazier, (electronic resource)

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Been coming through some hard times : race, history, and memory in western Kentucky
Title
Been coming through some hard times
Title remainder
race, history, and memory in western Kentucky
Statement of responsibility
Jack Glazier
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Language
eng
Summary
“This book is a unique study of race and racism across two centuries in the hinterland of the upper South. Its implications are at once depressingly familiar and distinctly fresh.” —W. Fitzhugh Brundage, author of Lynching in the New South: Georgia and Virginia, 1880–1930 From the earliest days when slaves were brought to western Kentucky, the descendants of both slaves and slave owners in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, have continued to inhabit the same social and historic space. Part ethnography and part historical narrative, Been Coming through Some Hard Times offers a penetrating look at this southern town and the surrounding counties, delving particularly into the ways in which its inhabitants have remembered and publicly represented race relations in their community. Neither Deep South nor Appalachian, this western Kentucky borderland presented unique opportunities for African American communities and also deep, lasting tensions with powerful whites. Glazier conducted fieldwork in Hopkinsville for some ten months, examining historical evidence, oral histories, and the racialized hierarchy found in the final resting places of black and white citizens. His analysis shows how structural inequality continues to prevail in Hopkinsville. The book’s ethnographic vignettes of worship services, school policy disputes, segregated cemeteries, a “dressing like our ancestors” day at an elementary school, and black family reunions poignantly illustrate the ongoing debate over the public control of memory. Ultimately, the book critiques the lethargy of white Americans who still fail to recognize the persistence of white privilege and therefore stunt the development of a truly multicultural society. Glazier’s personal investment in this subject is clear. Been Coming through Some Hard Times began as an exploration of the life of James Bass, an African American who settled in Hopkinsville in 1890 and whose daughter, Idella Bass, cared for Glazier as a child. Her remarkable life profoundly influenced Glazier and led him to investigate her family’s roots in the town. This personal dimension makes Glazier’s ethnohistorical account especially nuanced and moving. Here is a uniquely revealing look at how the racial injustices of the past impinge quietly but insidiously upon the present in a distinctive, understudied region. JACK GLAZIER is a professor of anthropology at Oberlin College. He is the author of Dispersing the Ghetto: The Relocation of Jewish Immigrants across America and Land and the Uses of Tradition among the Mbeere of Kenya
Cataloging source
VALIL
Dewey number
305.896/073076978
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
F459.H8
LC item number
G63 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Been coming through some hard times : race, history, and memory in western Kentucky, Jack Glazier, (electronic resource)
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Been coming through some hard times : race, history, and memory in western Kentucky, Jack Glazier, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-264) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
County and town : race and a usable past -- Slavery, the terror of imagination, and exiled freedom in Liberia -- Inscriptions of freedom : the making of an African American community -- Free but not equal -- The enactment of memory : monuments, cemeteries, reunions -- Civil rights and beyond
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ocn829151973
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 278 p., [16] p. of plates)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781572339781
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Other physical details
ill., facsims., map, ports.
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
469715

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