We Ask Only a Fair Trial (Hardcover)
A History of the Black Community of Evansville, Indiana (Blacks in the Diaspora)
Indiana University Press, 9780253363268, 304pp.
Publication Date: January 22, 1987
Despite its growth as an industrial center, Evansville remained heavily influenced by the virulent racism of its antebellum past. Bigham traces the devlopment of a black community, focusing on the origin and nature of the obstacles to equal opportunity. He reveals, however, that black Evansvillians built a richly variegated subculture, relying heavily on their own resources, and occasional assistance from sympathetic whites.