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Newark : a history of race, rights, and riots in America

Author: Kevin J Mumford
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2007.
Series: American history and culture (New York University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this broad and balanced history of Newark, Kevin Mumford applies the concept of the public sphere to the problem of race relations, demonstrating how political ideas and print culture were instrumental in shaping African American consciousness. His analysis uniquely incorporates the impact of white ethnic groups and the experience of black women. He draws on both public and personal archives, interpreting  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin J Mumford
ISBN: 9780814757178 0814757170 9780814795637 0814795633
OCLC Number: 86115248
Description: xi, 308 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Integration --
The central ward and the rites of the public sphere --
Double V in New Jersey --
The construction of integration --
The limits of interracail activism --
Brutal realities and the roots of the disorders --
Uprising --
Testimonies to violation and violence --
The reconstruction of black womanhood --
Braka v. Imperiale: the excesses of racial bationalism --
Black power in Newark.
Series Title: American history and culture (New York University Press)
Responsibility: Kevin Mumford.
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