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The Resource Been coming through some hard times : race, history, and memory in Western Kentucky, Jack Glazier

Been coming through some hard times : race, history, and memory in Western Kentucky, Jack Glazier

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Been coming through some hard times : race, history, and memory in Western Kentucky
Title
Been coming through some hard times
Title remainder
race, history, and memory in Western Kentucky
Statement of responsibility
Jack Glazier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the earliest days when slaves were brought to western Kentucky, the descendants of both slaves and slave owners in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, have continued to inhabit the same social and historic space. Part ethnography and part historical narrative, Been Coming through Some Hard Times offers a penetrating look at this southern town and the surrounding counties, delving particularly into the ways in which its inhabitants have remembered and publicly represented race relations in their community. Neither Deep South nor Appalachian, this western Kentucky borderland presented unique opportunities for African American communities and also deep, lasting tensions with powerful whites. Glazier conducted fieldwork in Hopkinsville for some ten months, examining historical evidence, oral histories, and the racialized hierarchy found in the final resting places of black and white citizens. His analysis shows how structural inequality continues to prevail in Hopkinsville. The book's ethnographic vignettes of worship services, school policy disputes, segregated cemeteries, a "dressing like our ancestors" day at an elementary school, and black family reunions poignantly illustrate the ongoing debate over the public control of memory. Ultimately, the book critiques the lethargy of white Americans who still fail to recognize the persistence of white privilege and therefore stunt the development of a truly multicultural society. Glazier's personal investment in this subject is clear. Been Coming through Some Hard Times began as an exploration of the life of James Bass, an African American who settled in Hopkinsville in 1890 and whose daughter, Idella Bass, cared for Glazier as a child. Her remarkable life profoundly influenced Glazier and led him to investigate her family's roots in the town. This personal dimension makes Glazier's ethnohistorical account especially nuanced and moving. Here is a uniquely revealing look at how the racial injustices of the past impinge quietly but insidiously upon the present in a distinctive, understudied region. -- Book jacket
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DLC
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Glazier, Jack
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racism
  • Collective memory
  • African Americans
  • Whites
  • Racism
  • Collective memory
  • African Americans
  • Whites
Label
Been coming through some hard times : race, history, and memory in Western Kentucky, Jack Glazier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
County and town : race and a usable past -- Slavery, the terror of imagination, and exiled freedom in Liberia -- Inscriptions of freedom : the making of an African American community -- Free but not equal -- The enactment of memory : monuments, cemeteries, reunions -- Civil rights and beyond
Control code
ocn795173890
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First ed
Extent
xviii, 278 pages
Isbn
9781572339156
Lccn
2012028808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781572339156
  • (OCoLC)795173890
  • (Sirsi) b14977278
Label
Been coming through some hard times : race, history, and memory in Western Kentucky, Jack Glazier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
County and town : race and a usable past -- Slavery, the terror of imagination, and exiled freedom in Liberia -- Inscriptions of freedom : the making of an African American community -- Free but not equal -- The enactment of memory : monuments, cemeteries, reunions -- Civil rights and beyond
Control code
ocn795173890
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First ed
Extent
xviii, 278 pages
Isbn
9781572339156
Lccn
2012028808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781572339156
  • (OCoLC)795173890
  • (Sirsi) b14977278

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