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Ain't I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

Maxine Craig

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152623
eISBN:
9780199849345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152623.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is a study of black women as symbols, and as participants, in the reshaping of the meaning of black racial identity. The meanings and practices of racial identity are continually reshaped ... More


California in the New Millennium: The Changing Social and Political Landscape

Mark Baldassare

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225121
eISBN:
9780520928817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225121.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

What will California look like by the middle of the twenty-first century? Change is occurring in the state at a breathtaking pace. It will face many extraordinary challenges. Yet today most ... More


White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Rachael A. Woldoff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Urban residential integration is often fleeting—a brief snapshot that belies a complex process of racial turnover in many U.S. cities. This book takes readers inside a neighborhood that has shifted ... More


The Quest for Racial Change: African American Intellectuals and the Black Liberal Tradition

Brian D. Behnken

in Black Intellectual Thought in Modern America: A Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813657
eISBN:
9781496813695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813657.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the history of black liberalism. Itself the most often recognized form of black intellectualism, liberalism is far more complex than is commonly understood. Black liberals ... More


Choosing Parkmont: Whites Staying and Blacks Pioneering

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on the first phase of racial change in Parkmont: white flight. When middle-aged and elderly whites left Parkmont in droves and new whites failed to plant roots there, an unusual ... More


What Happens to a Neighborhood after White Flight?

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book explores the ramifications of white flight for race and culture by presenting an ethnographic study of Parkmont, a modern community in a northeastern U.S. city. Settled in the late 1940s as ... More


Race, Church, City

Jessica M. Barron and Rhys H. Williams

in Urban Church Imagined: Religion, Race, and Authenticity in the City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479877669
eISBN:
9781479802371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479877669.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The introduction first introduces Downtown Church, and presents some of the history of white Evangelical Protestantism and its efforts to engage urban America. Connected to this association with ... More


“Bigger than Montgomery”

Troy Jackson

in Becoming King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Making of a National Leader

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125206
eISBN:
9780813135045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125206.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how King gradually turned his attention away from Montgomery during his last three years at Dexter. It observes that by the time King departed the city, his focus had shifted to ... More


Representing Race in the Face of Civil Rights

Jennifer Frost

in Hedda Hopper's Hollywood: Celebrity Gossip and American Conservatism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814728239
eISBN:
9780814728482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814728239.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers Hedda Hopper's racism. Hopper believed in and was comfortable with white superiority. But despite being known within the motion picture industry as “deeply bigoted,” she ... More


Eugenics in the Public’s Eye

Michael Yudell and J. Craig Venter

in Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168748
eISBN:
9780231537995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168748.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter details the events of the Second International Congress of Eugenics held at the American Museum of Natural History. To Henry Fairfield Osborn, museum director and paleontologist, ... More


Defending White Democracy: The Making of a Segregationist Movement and the Remaking of Racial Politics, 1936-1965

Jason Morgan Ward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835135
eISBN:
9781469602547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869222_ward
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After the Supreme Court ruled school segregation unconstitutional in 1954, southern white backlash seemed to explode overnight. Journalists profiled the rise of a segregationist movement committed to ... More


Stella Zuk’s Story: Choosing to Stay

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter profiles Stella Zuk, an eighty-seven-year-old resident of Parkmont since 1951, in order to show how white stayers and black pioneers interpret their respective places in the community. ... More


The Path to Power

in Robert Clifton Weaver and the American City: The Life and Times of an Urban Reformer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226684482
eISBN:
9780226684505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226684505.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The two years between Weaver's term with Harriman and his work in the Kennedy administration were ones of significant change for American cities as well as the nation. Through his leadership of the ... More


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