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A History of the Black Community of Evansville, Indiana
Bigham, Darrel E.
Distribution: World
Publication date: 01/22/1987
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-36326-8
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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.

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