The Resource The WPA History of the Negro in Pittsburgh

The WPA History of the Negro in Pittsburgh

Label
The WPA History of the Negro in Pittsburgh
Title
The WPA History of the Negro in Pittsburgh
Creator
Contributor
Compiler
Editor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the 1930s, the WPA's Federal Writers' Project provided work to thousands of unemployed writers, editors, and researchers of all races. The monumental American Guide Series featured books on stats, cities, rivers, and ethnic groups, opening an unprecedented view into the lives of the American people. University of Pittsburgh English professor J. Ernest Wright was selected to compile and edit "The Negro in Pittsburgh." He assembled an impressive, racially mixed team of writers and other professionals - including newspaper editors, teachers, preachers, and social workers - but when a hostile Congress abruptly terminated funding for the program in 1939, the nearly completed project languished, almost forgotten in the depths of the Pennsylvania State Library
  • Never before published, The WPA History of the Negro in Pittsburgh combines the original texts with an introduction and explanatory notes by historian Laurence Glasco." "The essays in this pioneering history of African Americans in Pittsburgh were written before World War II and the economic recovery that followed the Great Depression; before the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and desegregation: before the destruction of a black cultural locus in the lower Hill District. The book, therefore, not only tells the history of African Americans in Pittsburgh from colonial times to the 1930s, but also captures the perspective of the period in which it was created."--Jacket
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
COO
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Glasco, Laurence A
Dewey number
974.8/8600496073
Index
index present
Intended audience
Scholarly & Professional
Intended audience source
University of Pittsburgh Press
LC call number
F159.P69
LC item number
N495 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Wright, J. Ernest
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania
  • Soziale Situation
  • Pittsburgh, Pa
  • Schwarze
Label
The WPA History of the Negro in Pittsburgh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the Published Volume -- Original Table of Contents -- The Shadow of the Plantation -- The Negro on the Frontier -- The Early Community, 1804-1860 -- Abolition Years -- Civil Rights -- The Negro Wage Worker -- Church, School and Press -- The Later Community -- Folkways -- Arts and Culture -- The People Speak -- Appendix 1: Memorial of Pittsburgh's Free Citizens of Color, 1837 -- Appendix 2: Lewis Woodson's "Birthday Memorandum" of 1856 -- Appendix 3: Two Poems by George B. Vashon: "Vincent Ogé" and "A Life Day" -- Appendix 4: Transcriptions of Selected Newspaper Items
Control code
772510885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (432 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822970842
Lccn
2004003404
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772510885
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The WPA History of the Negro in Pittsburgh
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the Published Volume -- Original Table of Contents -- The Shadow of the Plantation -- The Negro on the Frontier -- The Early Community, 1804-1860 -- Abolition Years -- Civil Rights -- The Negro Wage Worker -- Church, School and Press -- The Later Community -- Folkways -- Arts and Culture -- The People Speak -- Appendix 1: Memorial of Pittsburgh's Free Citizens of Color, 1837 -- Appendix 2: Lewis Woodson's "Birthday Memorandum" of 1856 -- Appendix 3: Two Poems by George B. Vashon: "Vincent Ogé" and "A Life Day" -- Appendix 4: Transcriptions of Selected Newspaper Items
Control code
772510885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (432 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822970842
Lccn
2004003404
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772510885
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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