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    [African-Americana]. Scott C. Davis. The World of Patience Gromes. Making and Unmaking a Black Community. The University Press of Kentucky, [1988]. 8vo, 222 pages. Scott Davis has told how a well-meant program of blight removal became a bureaucratic steamroller, sweeping away much that was proud and hopeful and humanly close knit. The story is told through and about Patience Gromes. Who is 83 years old, quotes the Bible, and serves fried fish and spiced potatoes on Friday evenings. Her father was an independent farmer and businessman in the country during the worst years of segregation. Her grandfather escaped from slavery at age 14. How a good life was ruined when the bureaucrats and technicians of urban renewal arrived.
    Publisher's original binding. Dust jacket. Fine.


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