Population and Residential Patterns

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:
Population and Residential Patterns

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This chapter examines the population and residential patterns of African Americans on the north shore of the Ohio River after the American Civil War. The war brought unprecedented change to the former slave states as slaves were freed and ex-slaves moved to new environs. The African Americans settled in distinctive racial clusters that laid the basis for twentieth-century ghettos where they later encountered new challenges relating to whites and in dealing with the vagaries of freedom.

Keywords: African Americans; population pattern; residential pattern; Ohio; American Civil War; ghettos; whites; freedom; ex-slaves; racial clusters

Chapter.  10139 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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