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Black towns, black futures : the enduring allure of a black place in the American West

Author: Karla Slocum
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beginning at the end of the Civil War and continuing for nearly fifty years, Oklahoma saw the settlement of over fifty unique towns with a common thread; in each of these towns, nearly every citizen was African American. Black town founders and residents, who were anxious to escape the racially hostile Deep South, built schools, banks, and churches, creating their own places of success and security. In this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karla Slocum
ISBN: 9781469653969 1469653966
OCLC Number: 1090282073
Description: xvii, 171 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: History stories --
The case for America --
Economic futures --
Community of Blackness --
The appeal of a black place
Responsibility: Karla Slocum.

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Giving us a complex window into Black town and rural life, Karla Slocum ultimately makes the case that these communities are places for affirming, building, and dreaming of Black community success  Read more...

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