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Chocolate City : a history of race and democracy in the nation's capital

Author: Chris Myers Asch; George Derek Musgrove
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Monumental in scope and vividly detailed, Chocolate City tells the tumultuous, four-century story of race and democracy in our nation's capital. Emblematic of the ongoing tensions between America's expansive democratic promises and its enduring racial realities, Washington often has served as a national battleground for contentious issues, including slavery, segregation, civil rights, the drug war, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Asch, Chris Myers.
Chocolate City.
©2017
(DLC) 2017026934
(OCoLC)975982720
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Myers Asch; George Derek Musgrove
ISBN: 9781469635873 1469635879 1469635887 9781469635880
OCLC Number: 1006727892
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Always a Chocolate City --
Your coming is not for trade, but to invade my people and possess my country: a native American world under siege, 1608-1790 --
Of slaving blacks and democratic whites: building a capital of slavery and freedom, 1790-1815 --
Our boastings of liberty and equality are mere mockeries: confronting contradictions in the nation's capital, 1815-1836 --
Slavery must die: the turbulent end to human bondage in Washington, 1836-1862 --
Emancipate, enfranchise, educate: freedom and the hope of interracial democracy, 1862-1869 --
Incapable of self-government: the retreat from democracy, 1869-1890 --
National show town: building a modern, prosperous, and segregated capital, 1890-1912 --
There is a new Negro to be reckoned with: segregation, war, and a new spirit of black militancy, 1912-1932 --
Washington is a giant awakened: community organizing in a booming city, 1932-1945 --
Segregation does not die gradually of itself: Jim Crow's collapse, 1945-1956 --
How long? How long?: mounting frustration within the black majority, 1956-1968 --
There's gonna be flames, there's gonna be fighting, there's gonna be rebellion!: the tumult and promise of Chocolate City, 1968-1978 --
Perfect for Washington: Marion Barry and the rise and fall of Chocolate City, 1979-1994 --
Go home rich white people: Washington becomes wealthier and whiter, 1995-2010 --
That must not be true of tomorrow: history, race, and democracy in a new moment of racial flux.
Responsibility: Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove.

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Monumental in scope and vividly detailed, Chocolate City tells the tumultuous, four-century story of race and democracy in the US capital. Tracing D.C.'s massive transformations Chris Asch and George  Read more...

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