Georgia in Black and White
Explorations in Race Relations of a Southern State, 1865-1950

Edited by John C. Inscoe


"These voices sound fresh and thoughtful notes and offer challenging perspectives. . . . [A] worthy collection."
Journal of Southern History

"The essays challenge the familiar southern historical paradigm of white power/black oppression. The book's predominantly prosopographical format successfully illuminates the wide-ranging and creative responses of individuals (black and white) and groups to segregation, disfranchisement, and racial violence."
Southern Historian

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The eleven essays in this collection explore the variety of ways in which whites and blacks in Georgia interacted from the end of the Civil War to the dawn of the civil rights movement. They reveal the extent to which racial matters infused politics, religion, education, gender relationships, kinship structure, and community dynamics. In their focus on a broad range of individuals, incidents, and locales, the essays look beyond the obvious injustices of the color line to examine the intricacies, ambiguities, contradictions, and above all, the human dimension that made that line far less rigid or absolute than is often assumed. The stories told here offer new insights into, and provocative interpretations of, the actions and reactions of the men and women, black and white, engaged on both sides of the struggle for racial justice and reform. They provide vivid testimony to the complexity and diversity that have always characterized southern race relations.
Page count: 312 pp.
Trim size: 6 x 9

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John Inscoe is a University Professor of history at the University of Georgia. He is the author of Mountain Masters: Slavery and the Sectional Crisis in Western North Carolina and co-author of The Heart of Confederate Appalachia: The Civil War in Western North Carolina. Inscoe has edited numerous other books and is the editor of The New Georgia Encyclopedia.