A History of Race, Rights, and Riots in America
By (author) Kevin Mumford
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Newark by Kevin Mumford
Book DescriptionNewark's volatile past is infamous. The city has become synonymous with the Black Power movement and urban crisis. Its history reveals a vibrant and contentious political culture punctuated by traditional civic pride and an understudied tradition of protest in the black community. Newark charts this important city's place in the nation, from its founding in 1666 by a dissident Puritan as a refuge from intolerance, through the days of Jim Crow and World War II civil rights activism, to the height of postwar integration and the election of its first black mayor. In this broad and balanced history of Newark, Kevin Mumford applies the concept of the public sphere to the problem of race relations, demonstrating how political ideas and print culture were instrumental in shaping African American consciousness. He draws on both public and personal archives, interpreting official documents - such as newspapers, commission testimony, and government records-alongside interviews, political flyers, meeting minutes, and rare photos. From the migration out of the South to the rise of public housing and ethnic conflict, Newark explains the impact of African Americans on the reconstruction of American cities in the twentieth century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780814795637
(5830mm x 3895mm x 20mm)
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kevin Mumford
Interzones, Paperback (June 1997)» View all books by Kevin Mumford
From black female prostitution to homosexual brothels, from taxi dance halls to speakeasies, Mumford reconstructs the mixed-race underworld of the Great Migration and the Progressive era to reveal how these subcultures transformed not only race relations, but American culture as well.
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Author Biography - Kevin Mumford
Kevin Mumford is Associate Professor of History and African American studies at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Interzones: Black/White Sex Districts in Chicago and New York in the Early Twentieth Century.
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