Cover for SCHWENINGER: Black Property Owners in the South, 1790-1915

Black Property Owners in the South, 1790-1915

Awards and Recognition:

Winner of the Elliott Rudwick Award, 1990.

Property ownership has been a traditional means for African Americans to gain recognition and enter the mainstream of American life. This landmark study documents this significant, but often overlooked, aspect of the black experience from the late eighteenth century to World War I.

"A monumental, authoritative study. . . . Well written, insightful, and displaying clarity in assessments and interpretation." -- Juliet E. K. Walker, The Journal of Southern History

"Far more than a dry statistical study of land ownership. It treats racial restrictions, social interactions, group values, marriage, family, and race relations and is larded with rich anecdotal material of the black struggle for property, independence, and respect. It is a must for anyone interested in black and southern history." -- Joe M. Richardson, Civil War History

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