abusable people: the poor and marginal
as, 190–91; production of, 155–56, 170,
176; workers as, 163. See also disposable
people; vulnerable people
African American communities: change
within, 149; churches, 39–41; com-
munity building, 27–28; domination
of, 24, 32, 35; po liti cal control, 26, 61,
63–64; Robeson County population,
205, 209; schools and housing, 29–30;
settlements, 24–25; violence, 31–32;
voting rights/registration of, 31, 36–37,
49–50
African American women: dignity and
values, 156–59, 164–66; house keeping
work, 58; pregnancies, 61; textile
workers, 40–41, 154–55, 158
agency, 74
agriculture. See farming; sharecropping
American Civil War, 102, 108
American dream, 57, 81–82
anger, 137–38, 142
Appalachian Mountains, 21–22
Arizona, 14, 55
Arnold, Matthew, 104
art, changing meaning of, 107
austerity, 148, 180, 189
automobile production, 121–24, 161–62;
in Detroit, 191
autonomy, 45, 58, 62
Back Swamp Township, North Carolina, 23
Bailey, John, 141
Baldwin, James, 65, 86
banks, 126–27, 185, 188–89, 194
barbarism, 81–82
Bauman, Zygmunt, 97, 135
Berger, John, 15, 36, 45
“beyond the pale” phrase, 179–80, 187
Bilbo, Theodore, 134
“Black Is Beautiful,” 43–44
Black Pride, 28, 45–46
bourgeois society, 29, 179–80. See also
bürgerliche Gesellschaft; elites
bravery, 84
bürgerliche Gesellschaft, 28–29, 179
Campbell Soup Company, 62
capitalism, 120, 170, 177, 183, 190;
agricultural and manufacturing, 97,
102; domination and, 199; expansion,
184–85; interchangeable worker and,
162; neoliberal, 189; state, 159; Weber
on, 128
Carolina borderlands, 25, 27, 28
Catholics, 128, 171, 186
chaos: domination and, 68, 85, 175,
181–82; order and, 82, 115–16
charity, 101
Chase Bank, 126–27
Chekhov, Anton, 2
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