Author:Joe William Trotter, Jr

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River Jordan: African American Urban Life in the Ohio Valley

By: Joe William Trotter, Jr.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: c1998

Seller ID: 109507

ISBN: 0813109507

Condition: 224 pages, illus., paperback, University Press of Kentucky


Since the nineteenth century, the Ohio River has represented a great divide for African Americans. It provided a passage to freedom along the underground railroad, and during the industrial age, it was a boundary between the Jim Crow South and the urban North. The Ohio became known as the "River Jordan," symbolizing the path to the promised land.In the urban centers of Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Evansville, blacks faced racial hostility from outs... View more info