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Black towns, black futures : the enduring allure of a black place in the American West

Author: Karla Slocum
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beginning at the end of the Civil War and continuing for nearly fifty years, Oklahoma saw the settlement of over fifty unique towns with a common thread; in each of these towns, nearly every citizen was African American. Black town founders and residents, who were anxious to escape the racially hostile Deep South, built schools, banks, and churches, creating their own places of success and security. In this  Read more...
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History
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Slocum, Karla, 1963-
Black towns, black futures.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019011078
(OCoLC)1090282073
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karla Slocum
ISBN: 9781469653990 1469653990
OCLC Number: 1119730510
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; A Note on Place Names; Introduction; Chapter One: History Stories; Chapter Two: The Case for America; Chapter Three: Economic Futures; Chapter Four: Community of Blackness; Chapter Five: The Appeal of a Black Place; Epilogue; Notes; Glossary of Place Names; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Responsibility: Karla Slocum.

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Giving us a complex window into Black town and rural life, Karla Slocum ultimately makes the case that these communities are places for affirming, building, and dreaming of Black community success  Read more...

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