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VI. Selected Non-Baltimore/Maryland Sources on the African American Experience

Butler, John S. Entrepreneurship and Self-Help Among Black Americans: A Reconsideration of Race and Economics. Stonybrook, NY: State U. of New York Press, 1991. Covering period ante-bellum to present, author challenges notion of permanent underclass whose only salvation rests with federal govt. Compares self-help tradition among Jews, Greek-Am, Japanese-Am and African-Am. [MSU (Davis & reg), UB: E 185.8 B83 1991]

Du Bois, W.E.B. The Philadelphia Negro. New York: Schocken Books, 1967 reprint of 1899 book. [EPFL: F 158.9.N3 D8; also Af-AM]

_____________. The Souls of Black Folk. Greenwich, CN: Fawcett Publ., Inc., 1961. (orginally publ. in 1903.)

Farley, Reynolds and Walter R. Allen. The Color Line and the Quality of Life in America. NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 1987. [Analysis of 1980 census with chapters on contemporary race relations, employment, education, family, residential patterns and segregation, and black population growth from colonial era to present.] (E185.8.F36)]

Frazier, E. Franklin. The Negro in the United States. (1957) A major sociological work.

Drake, St. Clair and Horace Cayton. Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1945. Lehmann: the best comprehensive description of black life in an American city–ever!

Farley, Reynolds. “The Urbanization of Negroes in the United States.” Journal of Social History 1 (Spring 1968): 241-58.

Kornbluh, Andrea T. “From Culture to Cuisine: Twentieth-Century Views on Race and Ethnicity in the City,” in Howard Gillette Jr and Zane Miller American Urbanism A Historigraphical Review. Greenwich, CN: Greenwood Press, 1987. (pp.49-72) [EPFL: HT 123.A6665 1987]

Kusmer, Kenneth L. “The Black Urban Experience in American History,” in Darlene Clark Hine, editor, The State of Afro-American History: Past, Present and Future. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1986. Zunz calls this an important historigraphical essay. [EPFL E 184.5.S83 1986; also, Af-Am and MSU]

Lemann, Nicholas. The Promised Land The Great Black Migration and How it Changed America. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. Looks at the Mississippi to Chicago movement. [EPFL: E185.6.L36]

Pinckney, Alphonso. The Myth of Black Progress. NY: Cambridge U Press, 1984. Kornbluh: Race as primary factor of poverty and class relations. [no search done]

Rabinowitz, Howard N. Race Relations in the Urban South, 1865- 1890. Urbana: U of Illinois Press, 1980. [E185.2.R23]

Schuman, Howard, Charlotte Steeh and Lawrence Bobo. Racial Attitudes in America: Trends and Interpretations. Cambridge, MA: Harvard U Press, 1985. (from Knopke 1991)

Smith, Robert C. and Richard Seltzer. Race, Class, and Culture: A Study in Afro-American Mass Opinion. Albany: SUNY Press, 1992. According to publisher’s blurb, authors argue that race and race consciousness are still more significant than class in shaping black attitudes. [UMHS: E 185.615.S582 1992 033281146]

Steinberg, Stephen. The Ethnic Myth: Race, Ethnicity and Class in America. Boston: Beacon Press, 1982. [1989 edition at MSU, TSU, JHU: E 184.A1 S794 1989]

Wiese, Andrew. Places of Our Own: Suburban Black Towns Before 1960. [article: J of Urban History--source?]

Woodward, C. Vann. The Strange Career of Jim Crow. revised edition NY: Oxford U Press, 1966. [DK has a copy]


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