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The land was ours : African American beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South

Author: Andrew W Kahrl
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Driving along the coasts of the American South, we see miles of luxury condominiums, timeshare resorts, and gated communities. Yet, a century ago, a surprising amount of beachfront property in the Chesapeake, along the Carolina shore, and around the Gulf of Mexico was owned and populated by African Americans. In a pathbreaking combination of social and environmental history, Andrew W. Kahrl shows how the rise and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew W Kahrl
ISBN: 9780674050471 0674050479
OCLC Number: 743432403
Description: 346 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : bring back my yesterday --
Corporate ventures --
A sanctuary by the sea --
Building Black privatopias --
Surviving the summer --
Family ties --
Spinning sand into gold --
The price we pay for progress.
Responsibility: Andrew W. Kahrl.

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A century ago a surprising amount of southern beachfront property was owned and populated by African Americans. In a path-breaking combination of social and environmental history, Kahrl shows how the  Read more...
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This account of African-American beaches will keep you turning the pages until it is done. -- Janice Hayes-Williams Capital Gazette 20120731

 
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