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The World of Patience Gromes: Making and Unmaking a Black Community.

DAVIS, Scott C.

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ISBN 10: 0813116449 / ISBN 13: 9780813116440
Published by The University Press of Kentucky [1988], Lexington, 1988
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8vo. Grey cloth with copper spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 222pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket spine slightly sunned. A tight and nice first edition of this chronicle of the transition from country to city life for one African-Americans community in Virginia -- boldly signed and inscribed by the author in blue fineline on the front flyleaf: "To Miriam Burton -- / Scott C. Davis / at Margery Charleton / 11/17/88.". Bookseller Inventory # 37500

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Title: The World of Patience Gromes: Making and ...

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky [1988], Lexington

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In 1970, Patience Gromes was an 83 year old widow who lived on State Street in Fulton, one of the poorest neighbourhoods of Richmond, Virginia. This non-fiction narrative traces the life of Patience Gromes, her family, her neighbours from the War between the States to the War on Poverty. Meet Patience's grandfather who escaped slavery 14 years before the Civil War. Experience the hard years of Reconstruction, the cruelty of De Jure Segregation, the triumph of Civil Rights. Probe the complexities and ironies of neighbourhood life under urban renewal and the War on Poverty.

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