The History of Public Library Access for African Americans in the South: Or, Leaving Behind the Plow by David M. BattlesThe History of Public Library Access for African Americans in the South: Or, Leaving Behind the Plow by David M. Battles

The History of Public Library Access for African Americans in the South: Or, Leaving Behind the Plow

byDavid M. Battles

Paperback | November 6, 2008

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The story of the long struggle of African Americans to attain civil rights, particularly in the South, is well documented. The story of the public library movement in America is also well documented. However, the story of the African American struggle for access to public libraries in the South is not as well documented, with much of what has been written previously told in piecemeal fashion in short studies or confined to a particular southern state. The History of Public Library Access for African Americans in the South: Or, Leaving Behind the Plow examines this subject in the context of the South as a cohesive region. It brings together and examines the three distinct fields involved in this history: Southern Studies, African American Studies, and Library Studies. How these three fields interact and influence one another inform the history of public library access for African Americans in the South.
David M. Battles is the author of Making Her Own Place: 14 Fascinating Articles and Essays on Dottie Rambo and Her Contribution to Gospel Music.
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Title:The History of Public Library Access for African Americans in the South: Or, Leaving Behind the PlowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:182 pages, 9.16 × 6.1 × 0.44 inPublished:November 6, 2008Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810862476

ISBN - 13:9780810862470

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David M. Battles proved a welcome and needed examination of the integration of the public library in the South, one of our most prominent but forgotten institutions. Filled with interesting tidbits and clear descriptions, Battles's book marks a distinctive addition to the history of American segregation and integration.