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Chocolate cities : the black map of American life

Author: Marcus Anthony Hunter; Zandria F Robinson
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When you think of a map of the United States, what do you see? Now think of the Seattle that begot Jimi Hendrix. The Dallas that shaped Erykah Badu. The Holly Springs, Mississippi, that compelled Ida B. Wells to activism against lynching. The Birmingham where Martin Luther King, Jr., penned his most famous missive. Now how do you see the United States? Chocolate Cities offers a new cartography of the United  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Anthony Hunter; Zandria F Robinson
ISBN: 9780520292826 0520292820 9780520292833 0520292839 9780520966178 0520966171
OCLC Number: 1036292222
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 291 pages)
Contents: Everywhere below Canada --
Black dust tracks on the map --
Multiplying the South --
Super Lou's chitlin' circuit --
The blacker the village, the sweeter the juice --
The two Ms. Johnsons --
Making Negro Town --
When and where the spirit moves you --
How Brenda's baby got California love --
Bouncing into the chocolate city future --
The house that Jane built --
Mary, Dionne, and Alma --
Leaving on a jet plane --
Seeing like a chocolate city.
Responsibility: Marcus Anthony Hunter and Zandria F. Robinson.

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"When you think of a map of the United States, what do you see? Now think of the Seattle that begot Jimi Hendrix. The Dallas that shaped Erykah Badu. The Holly Springs, Mississippi, that compelled Ida B. Wells to activism against lynching. The Birmingham where Martin Luther King, Jr., penned his most famous missive. Now how do you see the United States? Chocolate Cities offers a new cartography of the United States--a "Black Map" that more accurately reflects the lived experiences and the future of Black life in America. Drawing on cultural sources such as film, music, fiction, and plays, and on traditional resources like Census data, oral histories, ethnographies, and health and wealth data, the book offers a new perspective for analyzing, mapping, and understanding the ebbs and flows of the Black American experience--all in the cities, towns, neighborhoods, and communities that Black Americans have created and defended. Black maps are consequentially different from our current geographical understanding of race and place in America. And as the United States moves toward a majority minority society, Chocolate Cities provides a broad and necessary assessment of how racial and ethnic minorities make and change America's social, economic, and political landscape"--

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"A very smart new book by two culturally agile sociologists. . . . While Chocolate Cities is a story of inventive adaption, fierce survival and Black joy, it is also a history of trauma and Read more...

 
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