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A History of the Black Community of Evansville, Indiana

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Despite its growth as an industrial center, Evansville remained heavily influenced bythe virulent racism of its antebellum past. Bigham traces the devlopment of a black community,focusing on the origin and nature of the obstacles to equal opportunity. He reveals, however, thatblack Evansvillians built a richly variegated subculture, relying heavily on their own resources,and occasional assistance from sympathetic whites.



Indiana University Press

Despite its growth as an industrial center, Evansville remained heavily influenced by the virulent racism of its antebellum past. Bigham traces the devlopment of a black community, focusing on the origin and nature of the obstacles to equal opportunity. He reveals, however, that black Evansvillians built a richly variegated subculture, relying heavily on their own resources, and occasional assistance from sympathetic whites.



Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1987
ISBN: 9780253363268
0253363268
Characteristics: xiii, 286 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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