9780252084423-025208442X-Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story

Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story

ISBN-13: 9780252084423
ISBN-10: 025208442X
Edition: 1st
Author: Fain III, Cicero M
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback 264 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780252084423
ISBN-10: 025208442X
Edition: 1st
Author: Fain III, Cicero M
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback 264 pages

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Acknowledged authors Fain III, Cicero M wrote Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story comprising 264 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 025208442X and 9780252084423. Since then Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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By 1930, Huntington had become West Virginia's largest city. Its booming economy and relatively tolerant racial climate attracted African Americans from across Appalachia and the South. Prosperity gave these migrants political clout and spurred the formation of communities that defined black Huntington--factors that empowered blacks to confront institutionalized and industrial racism on the one hand and the white embrace of Jim Crow on the other. Cicero M. Fain III illuminates the unique cultural identity and dynamic sense of accomplishment and purpose that transformed African American life in Huntington. Using interviews and untapped archival materials, Fain details the rise and consolidation of the black working class as it pursued, then fulfilled, its aspirations. He also reveals how African Americans developed a host of strategies--strong kin and social networks, institutional development, property ownership, and legal challenges--to defend their gains in the face of the white status quo. Eye-opening and eloquent, Black Huntington makes visible another facet of the African American experience in Appalachia.

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