Places of Their Own : African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century
By: Wiese, Andrew.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Historical Studies of Urban America: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (425 p.).ISBN: 9780226896267.Subject(s): African Americans -- Economic conditions -- 20th century | African Americans - Social conditions - 20th century | Suburban African Americans -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Suburbanites -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Suburbanites - United States - History - 20th century | Suburbs -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Suburbs - United States - History - 20th century | United States -- Social conditions -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Places of Their Own : African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth CenturyDDC classification: 307.74/089/96073 | 307.7408996073 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Outskirts of Town: The Geography of Black Suburbanization Before 1940; 2. ""Who Set You Flowin'?"": The Great Migration, Race, and Work in the Suburbs; 3. Places of Their Own: An African American Suburban Dream; 4. "Forbidden Neighbors": White Racism and Black Suburbanites, 1940-1960; 5. Driving a Wedge of Opportunity: Black Suburbanization in the North and West, 1940-1960; 6. "The House I Live In": Race, Class, and Suburban Dreams in the Postwar Period; 7. Separate Suburbanization in the South, 1940-1960
8. Something Old, Something New: Suburbanization in the Civil Rights Era, 1960-19809. The Next Great Migration: African American Suburbanization in the 1980s and 1990s; Notes; Index
On Melbenan Drive just west of Atlanta, sunlight falls onto a long row of well-kept lawns. Two dozen homes line the street; behind them wooden decks and living-room windows open onto vast woodland properties. Residents returning from their jobs steer SUVs into long driveways and emerge from their automobiles. They walk to the front doors of their houses past sculptured bushes and flowers in bloom.For most people, this cozy image of suburbia does not immediately evoke images of African Americans. But as this pioneering work demonstrates, the suburbs have provided a home to black re
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