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The saga of Coe Ridge; a study in oral history.

[1st ed. ].. Knoxville, University of Tennessee Press [1970] .
ISBN 0870490966, 9780870490965

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Subjects African Americans -- Kentucky.
African Americans.
Coe (Famille)
Coe family.
Histoire orale.
Noirs ameĢricains -- Kentucky.
Oral history.
United States, Kentucky, Cumberland -- History.
Description xxi, 231 pages illustrations, genealogical tables 21 cm
Copyright Date [1970]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-224).
Summary "This ... study in oral history reveals the obscured and pathetic account of a tiny Negro community that was hidden away from the rest of the world in the ... hill country of southern Cumberland County, Kentucky ... Coe Ridge stood as a solitary and lonely island of Negro culture in the midst of an otherwise homogenous white society"--Cover.
Contents Preface -- Prologue: Lost pages of history -- Mahster Coe's plantation -- Back during slavery -- The early years of the Coe colony: 1866-1885 -- The middle years of the colony: 1885-1910 -- The white gals -- Woods and river -- The decline of the Coe colony: 1911-1958 -- Epilogue: The contribution of oral tradition to the history of the Coe colony -- Appendix A: Sketches of the informants -- Appendix B: Tale types, motifs, and migratory charts -- Appendix C: Genealogical charts.
Geographic Area Kentucky
Network Numbers (OCoLC)90534
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Montell, William Lynwood, 1931-
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