William Dorsey's Philadelphia and Ours: On the Past and Future of the Black City in America
Oxford University Press, 15 de ago. de 1991 - 512 páginas
Lane here illuminates the African-American experience through a close look at a single city, once the metropolitan headquarters of black America, now typical of many. He recognizes that urban history offers more clues, both to modern accomplishments and to modern problems, than the dead past of rural slavery. The book's historical section is based on hundreds of newly discovered scrapbooks kept by William Henry Dorsey, Philadelphia's first black historian. These provide an intimate and comprehensive view of the critical period between the Civil War and about 1900, when African-Americans, formally free and increasingly urban, made the biggest educational and occupational gains in history. Dorsey's tens of thousands of newspaper clippings and other sources, detail records of high culture and low, success and scandal, personal and public life. In the final chapters Lane outlines the urban situation today, the strong parallels between past and present that suggest the power of continuity and the equally strong differences that point to the possibility of change.
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OCCUPATIONS AND MAKING A LIVING
THE WEB OF ORGANIZATION RELIGION RACE CLASS AND RECREATION
WILLIAM DORSEYS CITY AND OURS
APPENDIX I The William Henry Dorsey Collection at Cheyney State University
APPENDIX II Sources for William Dorsey and His Family
APPENDIX III Philadelphians Most Noted in the Dorsey Collection
APPENDIX IV Elite Philadelphians 1860s and 1890s
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