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Places of their own African American suburbanization in the Twentieth Century
Places of their own African American suburbanization in the Twentieth Century
Wiese Andrew2004
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Subject: This book explores the process of black suburbanization from the onset of the great migration in the United States of America through the turn of the twenty-first century. The author demonstrates how the struggle blacks encountered for homes on the margins of urban America represents a significant chapter in the history of African American life. The main argument of the book is that the suburbs have provided a home to black residents in increasing numbers for the past hundred years - in the 1980s and 1990s alone, the numbers have nearly doubled to just under twelve million. The author begins by painting an austere portrait of the conditions that early black residents found in isolated blue-collar suburbs, however, he insists that they moved there by choice, withstanding racism and poverty through efforts to shape the landscape to their own needs. Looking at the postwar decades, the author illuminates key differences between black suburbanization in the Northern and Southern US.
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Edition:
1st ed
Imprint:
Chicago 2004 University of Chicago Press
Collation:
411p
ISBN:
0226896412
Dewey class:
HI.3WIE
Local class:
HI.3/WIE
Language:
English
BRN:
1839517
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