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Places of their own : African American suburbanization in the twentieth century  Cover Image E-book E-book

Places of their own : African American suburbanization in the twentieth century

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  • OCLC: ocn712592768
  • ISBN: 0226896269
  • ISBN: 9780226896267
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 411 pages) : illustrations, maps
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  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-373) and index.
Contents: The outskirts of town : the geography of Black suburbanization before 1940 -- "Who set you flowin'?" : the great migration, race, and work in the suburbs -- Places of their own : an African American suburban dream -- "Forbidden neighbors" : white racism and Black suburbanites, 1940-1960 -- Driving a wedge of opportunity : Black suburbanization in the north and west, 1940-1960 -- "The house I live in" : race, class, and suburban dreams in the postwar period -- Separate suburbanization in the south, 1940-1960 -- Something old, something new : suburbanization in the civil rights era, 1960-1980 -- The next great migration : African American suburbanization in the 1980s and 1990s.
Summary: "Tracing the contours of black migration to the suburbs over the course of the whole last century and across the entire United States, Places of Their Own will be a foundational book for anyone interested in the African American experience or the role of race and class in the making of America's suburbs."--Jacket.
Subject: Suburban African Americans -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Suburbanites -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Suburbs -- United States -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Social classes -- United States -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
United States -- Race relations

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