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Historians have devoted surprisingly little attention to African American urban history ofthe postwar period, especially compared with earlier decades. Correcting this imbalance, African American Urban History since World War II features an exciting mix of seasoned scholars and fresh new voices whose combined efforts provide the first comprehensive assessment of this important subject.

The first of this volumeand#8217;s five groundbreaking sections focuses on black migration and Latino immigration, examining tensions and alliances that emerged between African Americans and other groups. Exploring the challenges of residential segregation and deindustrialization, later sections tackle such topics as the real estate industryand#8217;s discriminatory practices, the movement of middle-class blacks to the suburbs, and the influence of black urban activists on national employment and social welfare policies. Another group of contributors examines these themes through the lens of gender, chronicling deindustrializationand#8217;s disproportionate impact on women and womenand#8217;s leading roles in movements for social change. Concluding with a set of essays on black culture and consumption, this volume fully realizes its goal of linking local transformations with the national and global processes that affect urban class and race relations.

Synopsis:

When we talk about the Civil War, it is often with references to battles like Antietam, Gettysburg, Bull Run, and, perhaps most tellingly, the Battle of the Wilderness, which all took place in the countryside or in small towns. Part of the reason this picture has persisted is that few of the historians who have studied the war have been urban historians, even though cities hosted, enabled, and shaped southern society as much as in the North. The essays in Andrew Slap and Frank Towersandrsquo;s collection seek to shift the focus from the agrarian economy that undergirded the South to the cities that served as its political and administrative hubs. By demanding a more holistic reading of the South, this collection speaks to contemporary Civil War scholars and classrooms alikeandmdash;not least in providing surprisingly fresh perspectives on a well-studied war.

Synopsis:

When we talk about the Civil War, we often describe it in terms of battles that took place in small towns or in the countryside: Antietam, Gettysburg, Bull Run, and, most tellingly, the Battle of the Wilderness. One reason this picture has persisted is that few urban historians have studied the war, even though cities hosted, enabled, and shaped Southern society as much as they did in the North.

Confederate Cities, edited by Andrew L. Slap and Frank Towers, shifts the focus from the agrarian economy that undergirded the South to the cities that served as its political and administrative hubs. The contributors use the lens of the city to examine now-familiar Civil Warandndash;era themes, including the scope of the war, secession, gender, emancipation, and warandrsquo;s destruction. This more integrative approach dramatically revises our understanding of slaveryandrsquo;s relationship to capitalist economics and cultural modernity. By enabling a more holistic reading of the South, the book speaks to contemporary Civil War scholars and students alikeandmdash;not least in providing fresh perspectives on a well-studied war.

About the Author

Kenneth L. Kusmer is professor of history at Temple University. Joe W. Trotter is the Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice at Carnegie Mellon University.

Table of Contents

Contributors

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Kenneth L. Kusmer and Joe W. Trotter

Part 1: The Second Great Migration and the New Immigration

Chapter 1: The Second Great Migration: A Historical Overview

James N. Gregory

Chapter 2: Blacks, Latinos, and the New Racial Frontier in American Cities of Color: Californiaand#8217;s Emerging Minority-Majority Cities

Albert M. Camarillo

Chapter 3: The Young Lords and the Postwar City: Notes on the Geographical and Structural Reconfigurations of Contemporary Urban Life

Johanna Fernand#225;ndez

Chapter 4: Great Expectations: African American and Latino Relations in Phoenix since World War II

Matthew C.and#160;Whitaker

Chapter 5: Citizens and Workers: African Americans and Puerto Ricans in Philadelphiaand#8217;s Regional Economy since World War II

Carmen Teresa Whalen

Part 2: The Second Ghetto and the Suburb

Chapter 6: Realtors and Racism in Working-Class Philadelphia, 1945and#8211;1970

David McAllister

and#160;

Chapter 7: Deadly Inequalities: Race, Illness, and Poverty in Washington, D.C., since 1945

Brett Williams

Chapter 8: and#8220;The House I Live Inand#8221;: Race, Class, and African American Suburban Dreams in the Postwar United States

Andrew Wiese

Part 3: Class, Race, and Politics

Chapter 9: All Across the Nation: Urban Black Activism, North and South, 1965and#8211;1975

Heather Ann Thompson

Chapter 10: Harvesting the Crisis: The Newark Uprising, the Kerner Commission, and Writings on Riots

Kevin Mumford

Chapter 11: Affirmative Action from Below: Civil Rights, the Building Trades, and the Politics of Racial Equality in the Urban North, 1945and#8211;1969

Thomas J. Sugrue

Chapter 12: and#8220;Trouble Wonand#8217;t Lastand#8221;: Black Church Activism in Postwar Philadelphia

Karl Ellis Johnson

Chapter 13: The Black Professional Middle Class and the Black Community: Racialized Class Formation in Oakland and the East Bay

Eric S. Brown

Part 4: Gender, Class, and Social-Welfare Policy

Chapter 14: Shifting Paradigms of Black Womenand#8217;s Work in the Urban North and West: World War II to the Present

Jacqueline Jones

Chapter 15: and#8220;Somethingand#8217;s Wrong Down Hereand#8221;: Poor Black Women and Urban Struggles for Democracy

Rhonda Y. Williams

Chapter 16: Gendering Postwar Urban History: African American Women, Welfare, and Poverty in Philadelphia

Lisa Levenstein

Part 5: Culture, Consumption, and the Black Community

Chapter 17: African American Consumers since World War II

Robert E. Weems, Jr.

Chapter 18: Black Dollar Power: Assessing African American Consumerism since 1945

Susannah Walker

and#160;

Chapter 19: Race, Place, and Memory: African American Tourism in the Postindustrial City

Elizabeth GrantIndex

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226465104
Author:
Kusmer, Kenneth L.
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Editor:
Kusmer, Kenneth L.; Trotter, Joe W.
Editor:
Trotter, Joe W.
Author:
Towers, Frank
Author:
Towers
Author:
Trotter, Joe W.
Author:
Slap, Andrew L.
Author:
Goldfield, David
Author:
Goldfield, Michael
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
History
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
United States Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Racism -- United States.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Historical Studies of Urban America
Publication Date:
20090715
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 line drawings, 16 tables
Pages:
552
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

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"Synopsis" by ,
When we talk about the Civil War, it is often with references to battles like Antietam, Gettysburg, Bull Run, and, perhaps most tellingly, the Battle of the Wilderness, which all took place in the countryside or in small towns. Part of the reason this picture has persisted is that few of the historians who have studied the war have been urban historians, even though cities hosted, enabled, and shaped southern society as much as in the North. The essays in Andrew Slap and Frank Towersandrsquo;s collection seek to shift the focus from the agrarian economy that undergirded the South to the cities that served as its political and administrative hubs. By demanding a more holistic reading of the South, this collection speaks to contemporary Civil War scholars and classrooms alikeandmdash;not least in providing surprisingly fresh perspectives on a well-studied war.
"Synopsis" by ,
When we talk about the Civil War, we often describe it in terms of battles that took place in small towns or in the countryside: Antietam, Gettysburg, Bull Run, and, most tellingly, the Battle of the Wilderness. One reason this picture has persisted is that few urban historians have studied the war, even though cities hosted, enabled, and shaped Southern society as much as they did in the North.

Confederate Cities, edited by Andrew L. Slap and Frank Towers, shifts the focus from the agrarian economy that undergirded the South to the cities that served as its political and administrative hubs. The contributors use the lens of the city to examine now-familiar Civil Warandndash;era themes, including the scope of the war, secession, gender, emancipation, and warandrsquo;s destruction. This more integrative approach dramatically revises our understanding of slaveryandrsquo;s relationship to capitalist economics and cultural modernity. By enabling a more holistic reading of the South, the book speaks to contemporary Civil War scholars and students alikeandmdash;not least in providing fresh perspectives on a well-studied war.

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