African American Urban History since World War II

African American Urban History since World War II

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Historians have devoted surprisingly little attention to African American urban history ofthe postwar period, especially compared with earlier decades. Correcting this imbalance, African American Urban History since World War II features an exciting mix of seasoned scholars and fresh new voices whose combined efforts provide the first comprehensive assessment of this important subject. The first of this volumea€™s five groundbreaking sections focuses on black migration and Latino immigration, examining tensions and alliances that emerged between African Americans and other groups. Exploring the challenges of residential segregation and deindustrialization, later sections tackle such topics as the real estate industrya€™s discriminatory practices, the movement of middle-class blacks to the suburbs, and the influence of black urban activists on national employment and social welfare policies. Another group of contributors examines these themes through the lens of gender, chronicling deindustrializationa€™s disproportionate impact on women and womena€™s leading roles in movements for social change. Concluding with a set of essays on black culture and consumption, this volume fully realizes its goal of linking local transformations with the national and global processes that affect urban class and race relations.The essays in that volume not only employ a variety of conceptual approaches, but also cover a wide range of topics and time periods. Similarly, the Journal of Urban History will soon publish a special section on the subject titled a€œHurricane anbsp;...


Title:African American Urban History since World War II
Author: Kenneth L. Kusmer, Joe W. Trotter
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2009-08-01
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