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Blacks and Whites Together and Apart on the North Shore

Darrel E. Bigham

in On Jordan’s Banks

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780813123660
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134741 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813123660.003.0005
Blacks and Whites Together and Apart on the North Shore

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This chapter examines the impact of the American Civil War on the relation between whites and African Americans on the north shore of the Ohio River. After the war, many African Africans left agricultural labor and moved into the towns and cities. They got to know the whites, often for the first time, and as equals—at least on paper. However, most African American settlements had hardly any churches, fraternal societies, mutual aid organizations, schools, and businesses. African Americans were also not allowed to vote and the racial values of whites on the north shore of the river resembled those of their Kentucky counterparts where potent racism is widespread.

Keywords: African Americans; American Civil War; Ohio River; racial values; racism

Chapter.  9909 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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