"Hear my voice": stories of black women and girls in a historic black town

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dc.contributor.advisor Robinson, Michelle Bachelor
dc.contributor.advisor Smith, Cassander L.
dc.contributor.author Holloway, Margaret
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-11T16:49:12Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-11T16:49:12Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002950
dc.identifier.other Holloway_alatus_0004D_13443
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/3635
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This dissertation uses oral history methodology and grounded theory methods to analyze and examine the stories of Black women and girls from the historic Black town of Hobson City, Alabama with the purpose of recovering and (re)inscribing some of the history of the town. The research questions that guided my research are 1) What are the unique lived experiences in the stories of Black women and girls in Hobson City, Alabama? 2) What are the current and historical narratives of Hobson City, Alabama and how can these oral histories disrupt or complement those narratives? And 3) What are the current tensions (either real or perceived) between Hobson City, Alabama and the surrounding mainstream communities? This dissertation includes four chapters. The first chapter is the literature review that examines scholarship that is most relevant to my research. This chapter is an intersection of oral history methodology and community history as well as a space for research that focuses on community history of a historic black town told from the perspectives of black women and girls. Chapter two explains oral history as a methodology along with grounded theory methods used to analyze the data. Chapter three includes an analysis of the interviews from the women and girls and triangulated with data that emerged with outside sources. Finally, the researcher presents findings and conclusion in chapter four.
dc.format.extent 144 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other English literature
dc.title "Hear my voice": stories of black women and girls in a historic black town
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of English
etdms.degree.discipline English
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.

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