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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.
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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 rise and fall of Jim Crow and the growing prosperity of the Sunbelt have transformed both communities and ecosystems along the southern coastline.
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Kahrl, Andrew W., 1978-
Land was ours.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011029761
(OCoLC)743432403
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew W Kahrl
ISBN: 9780674069459 0674069455 9780674065239 0674065239
OCLC Number: 794004237
Description: 1 online resource (346 pages) : illustrations, maps
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 --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Andrew W. Kahrl.
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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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