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Author Coggeshall, John M., author

Title Liberia, South Carolina : an African American Appalachian community / John M. Coggeshall
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
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Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Shifting Paradigms: Understanding the Liberia Community; 2. You Zip Your Lips: Life in Slavery; 3. The Times Ahead Are Fearful: The Late Nineteenth Century; 4. The Whites Got the Best: The Early Twentieth Century; 5. It Really Wasn't a Bad Life: The Mid-Twentieth Century; 6. Because Hatred Is All It Was: Death and Resurrection; 7. This Is My Home: Into the Twenty-First Century; 8. It's Sacred Ground: The Cultural Meaning of Land; Appendix 1. Soapstone Baptist Church Cemetery Grave Names; Appendix 2. Partial Kinship Chart of Mable Owens Clarke
Appendix 3. Names of Contemporary InformantsNotes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z; Photographs
Summary "In 2007, while researching mountain culture in upstate South Carolina, anthropologist John M. Coggeshall stumbled upon the small community of Liberia, in the Blue Ridge foothills. There he met Mable Owens Clarke and her family, the remaining members of a small African American community still living on land obtained immediately after the Civil War. This intimate history tells the story of five generations of the Clarke family and their friends and neighbors, chronicling their struggles through slavery, Reconstruction, the Jim Crow era, and the desegregation of the state. Through hours of interviews with Mable and her relatives, as well as friends and neighbors, Coggeshall presents an ethnographic history that allows a largely ignored community to speak and record their own history for the first time"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 12, 2018)
Subject Clarke, Mable Owens.
Clark family.
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Liberia -- History.
Appalachians (People) -- South Carolina -- Liberia.
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Race relations.
Liberia (S.C.) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1469640872 (electronic bk.)
9781469640877 (electronic bk.)