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George Brown Tindall Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0006

Scope and Contents

Please note that George Brown Tindall's background as a white, male scholar places him in an imbalanced position of power that unfairly places his views above the Black people he describes in his work. Due to this occuring during the Jim Crow Era, Tindall's background must be taken into account while assessing his portrayal of Black people. This manuscript is the final typescript, with hand-written notations and corrections, of Tindall's book entitled South Carolina Negroes, 1877-1900 (University of South Carolina Press, 1952).

Collation is as follows: introductory material: 19 leaves, variously numbered; text: 356 hand-numbered leaves; footnotes: 75 numbered leaves; bibliography: 20 numbered leaves; index: 30 numbered leaves.

One folder of miscellaneous items includes a sample title page and frontispiece; a rejected title page; publishers' ads; a case binding, and a dust jacket for the book.

Dates

  • 1952

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

George B. Tindall was a native of Greenville, South Carolina. He graduated from Furman University in 1942, received his doctoral degree in 1951 from the University of North Carolina, and taught at Eastern Kentucky State College and the University of Mississippi before joining the history faculty at Woman's College (now UNCG) from 1952 to 1954. He published a number of books on the history of the United States and the American South.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

George Tindall taught history at Woman's College (now UNCG) and published a number of books on the history of the United States and the American South.

This manuscript is the final typescript, with hand-written corrections, of Tindall's book entitled South Carolina Negroes, 1877-1900.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of George Brown Tindall in 1953.

Related Materials

More George Brown Tindall papers at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff Encoded by David Guion, April 2009
Title
George Brown Tindall Manuscript
Author
Archives Staff
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Revision Statements

  • April 19, 2021: This finding aid underwent changes in Spring 2021 after a reparative archives review. The following link leads to the legacy version of this finding aid: http://library.uncg.edu/info/depts/scua/legacyFA/04.MSS006.legacy.pdf

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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