By Janette Thomas Greenwood
Bittersweet Legacy is the dramatic tale of the connection among generations of black and white southerners in Charlotte, North Carolina, from 1850 to 1910. Janette Greenwood describes the interactions among black and white company people--the 'better classes,' as they known as themselves. Her ebook paints an incredibly advanced portrait of race and sophistication family within the New South and demonstrates the influence of private relationships, generational shifts, and the interaction of neighborhood, nation, and nationwide occasions in shaping the responses of black and white southerners to one another and the area round them.Greenwood argues that innovations of race and sophistication replaced considerably within the past due 19th century. Documenting the increase of interracial social reform activities within the Eighteen Eighties, she means that the 'better periods' in brief created another imaginative and prescient of race relatives. The disintegration of the alliance because of New South politics and a generational shift in management left a bittersweet legacy for Charlotte that may weigh seriously on its voters good into the 20th century.
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Bittersweet legacy: the black and white "better classes" in Charlotte, 1850-1910 / Janette Thomas Greenwood. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index. ISBN 0-8078-2133-0 (cloth: alk. paper) 1. Afro-AmericansNorth CarolinaCharlotteSocial conditions. 2. Social classesNorth Carolina CharlotteHistory. 3. )Social conditions. 4. )Race relations. I. Title. 6'76041 'o8622-dc20 93-32060 CIP The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources.
They were joined by some of the county's wealthiest farmers who would benefit greatly by a direct rail link to a coastal market. Moreover, many of the most avid railroad promoters, such as physician Charles J. Fox and lawyers James W. Osborne and William Johnston, were ambitious young men in their twenties and thirties who saw their futures, and that of their town, inextricably linked to the railroad. Although many of the railroad men, such as Johnston and Osborne, were active Whigs, one of the most ardent boosters was Democrat Charles Fox.
34 Despite the failure of the No License ticket, the liquor issue gave women a platform for public debate they did not have before. Antebellum southern women typically kept a low public profile; but the temperance issue touched directly on family life, allowing women to voice opinions in the public arena in the decade before the Civil War. Although local women apparently did not form their own temperance societies or hold offices in Charlotte's temperance organizationas they would in the 1880sthey made themselves heard in the local press.