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To place our deeds : the African American community in Richmond, California, 1910-1963

Author: Shirley Ann Wilson Moore
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2000.
Series: George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"To Place Our Deeds traces the development of the African American community in Richmond, California, a city on the San Francisco Bay. This study, based on numerous oral histories, newspapers, and archival collections, is the first to examine the historical development of one black working-class community over a fifty-year period."--BOOK JACKET. "As this work shows, working-class African Americans often stood at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Ann Wilson Moore
ISBN: 0520215656 9780520215658 0520229207 9780520229204
OCLC Number: 41176597
Description: xiii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Richmond before the War: A "Slow, Gradual and Comforting" Change --
Shipyards and Shipbuilders --
Boomtown --
Demobilization, Rising Expectations, and Postwar Realities --
Traditions from Home --
Epilogue: Community, Success, and Unfulfilled Promise.
Series Title: George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies.
Responsibility: Shirley Ann Wilson Moore.
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Traces the development of the African American community in Richmond, California, a city on the San Francisco Bay. This book examines the historical development of one black working-class community.  Read more...

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