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The legend of black Mecca : politics and class in the making of modern Atlanta

Author: Maurice J Hobson
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawn from vivid primary sources and unnerving oral histories of working-class city-dwellers and hip hop artists from Atlanta's underbelly, Hobson argues that Atlanta's political leadership has governed by bargaining with white business interests to the detriment ordinary black Atlantans. In telling this history, Hobson portrays a striking schism between the black political elite and poor city-dwellers.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice J Hobson
ISBN: 9781469635378 1469635372
OCLC Number: 1038174798
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2017.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Building black Atlanta and the dialectics of the Black Mecca --
The brawn of the Black Mecca and the black New South: Maynard Jackson, racial symbolism, and economic realities --
The sorrow of a city: collisions in class and counter narratives through the Atlanta youth murders --
The bravado of the Black Mecca and blackness abroad: Andrew Young and black international citizenship --
Speaking to the spirit of the games: Atlanta's rise to Olympic city --
The sound of the fury: the Olympic city through the prism of black Atlanta's expressive culture.
Responsibility: Maurice J. Hobson.

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Drawn from vivid primary sources and unnerving oral histories of working-class city-dwellers and hip hop artists from Atlanta's underbelly, Hobson argues that Atlanta's political leadership has governed by bargaining with white business interests to the detriment ordinary black Atlantans. In telling this history, Hobson portrays a striking schism between the black political elite and poor city-dwellers.

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Provides an intriguing look at a group of people who are typically left out of conversations about Atlanta's past and progress.--ArtsATL Provides a necessary counter to the standard narrative of Read more...

 
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