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Washington's U Street : a biography

Author: Blair A Ruble
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2010.
Series: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Washington's U Street: A Biography traces the history of the U Street neighborhood in Washington, D.C., from its Civil Warera origins to its recent gentrification. Home throughout the years to important scholars, entertainers, and political figuies, as well as to historically prominent African American institutions, Washington's U Street neighborhood is critical zone of contact between black and white America.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Blair A Ruble
ISBN: 9780801898006 0801898005 9781421405940 1421405946
OCLC Number: 613425919
Description: xviii, 410 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Profiles (starting p. x) --
List of Maps (starting p. xi) --
List of Figures (starting p. xii) --
Preface (starting p. xv) --
Introduction: Washington's Contact Zone (starting p. 1) --
1. Ambiguous Roots (starting p. 19) --
2. A City "Like the South" (starting p. 47) --
3. Confronting the Nation (starting p. 95) --
4. "Black Broadway" (starting p. 133) --
5. The Last Colony (starting p. 173) --
6. Chocolate City (starting p. 227) --
7. "The New You" (starting p. 261) --
Notes (starting p. 313) --
Acknowledgments (starting p. 385) --
Index (starting p. 387)
Series Title: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Responsibility: Blair A. Ruble.
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