Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-9 of 9 items

  • Keywords: Black towns x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Economic Futures

Karla Slocum

in Black Towns, Black Futures: The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469653976
eISBN:
9781469653990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653976.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Three is about Black towns’ fragile twenty-first century economies and the appeal of an economically insecure Black place as a site for remaking or rebuilding Black towns. It profiles the ... More


Introduction

Karla Slocum

in Black Towns, Black Futures: The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469653976
eISBN:
9781469653990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653976.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Introduction provides the main ideas that guide the book; explains the conventional narrative of Oklahoma’s Black towns as historically appealing places; argues that Black towns continue to hold ... More


The Case for America

Karla Slocum

in Black Towns, Black Futures: The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469653976
eISBN:
9781469653990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653976.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Two focuses on diverse tourism efforts for Black towns, showing how they make a different case about Black towns’ or Black people’s connection or disconnection to America. Exploring ... More


History Stories

Karla Slocum

in Black Towns, Black Futures: The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469653976
eISBN:
9781469653990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653976.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter One argues that history is a central way that Black towns are identified and narrated. The chapter discusses various narratives about Black towns that focus on particular aspects of the ... More


Making the Community: George Town in Social History

Mattison Mines

in Public Faces, Private Voices: Community and Individuality in South India

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084780
eISBN:
9780520914599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084780.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the social history of George Town and the role which civic individuality has played in its construction, explaining that the town was organized as it is because leaders have ... More


A Tale of Three Towns: Black, White, and South

Sumanta Banerjee

in Memoirs of Roads: Calcutta from Colonial Urbanization to Global Modernization

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199468102
eISBN:
9780199087471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468102.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

In the early years of British rule, the fledgling city of Calcutta was divided into two zones—‘Black Town’ and ‘White Town’ (the frequently used terms found in contemporary official reports and ... More


Black Towns, Black Futures: The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West

Karla Slocum

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469653976
eISBN:
9781469653990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653976.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Some know Oklahoma’s Black towns as historic communities that thrived during the Jim Crow era—this is only part of the story. In this book, Karla Slocum shows that the appeal of these towns is more ... More


Building Black Privatopias

Andrew W. Kahrl

in Land Was Ours: How Black Beaches Became White Wealth in the Coastal South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628721
eISBN:
9781469628745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628721.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

As exclusive resorts adopted Jim Crow policies in the late 19th century, elite African Americans worked to build summer vacation destinations of their own. The chapter tells the story of Highland ... More


Booker T. Washington Goes West

Marne L. Campbell

in Making Black Los Angeles: Class, Gender, and Community, 1850-1917

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629278
eISBN:
9781469629292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629278.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Finally, Chapter 6, “Mr.Washington Goes West,” examines the two visits by Booker T. Washington, first in 1903, and again in 1914 and investigates whether his national platform was something Black ... More


View: