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North Webster: A Photographic History of a Black Community ( SIGNED COPY )

Morris, Ann;Ambrose, Henrietta

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ISBN 10: 0253338956 / ISBN 13: 9780253338952
Published by Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.: Indiana Univ Pr, 1993
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER ON THE HALF TITLE. Apprx 8 1/2 x 10", 192 page purple cloth hardback w/ gilt lettering in near fine condition with no names or other marks. No D/J, as issued (?). Bookseller Inventory # G 101 C

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Title: North Webster: A Photographic History of a ...

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.: Indiana Univ Pr

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

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""Morris and Ambrose tell an embattled but triumphant story of strong families, old-time religion, and an emphasis on education as the true path to freedom. Extraordinary photographs."" -- Booklist

""Informal photographs taken from family albums and collections provide a warm, intimate look at several decades of middle-class African-American life."" -- Los Angeles Times Book Review

.."". a fascinating history of the achievements and tribulations... of North Webster, a small African-American community in an upper middle-class suburb of St. Louis.""A -- Journal of American History

.."". a gloriously positive story which disproves past, present, and future notions that America's black population cannot effectively embrace love, family commitment, religious fervor, industriousness, career advancement, and academic achievement.""A -- Julius K. Hunter, KMOV-TV Channel 4 News, St. Louis

""This book should serve as an inspiration to people of all races."" -- Gateway Heritage

More than 140 period photographs illustrate this history of a remarkable, successful black community near St. Louis. North Webster Grove is a black middle-class suburb which began at the end of the Civil War. Its residents have suffered the discrimination of a southern border state, and yet they accomplished great things.

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The joyously uplifting story of a people's triumph over tribulation, aversion to adversity, and pride over prejudice.

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