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The Resource The separate city : Black communities in the Urban South, 1940-1968, Christopher Silver and John V. Moeser

The separate city : Black communities in the Urban South, 1940-1968, Christopher Silver and John V. Moeser

Label
The separate city : Black communities in the Urban South, 1940-1968
Title
The separate city
Title remainder
Black communities in the Urban South, 1940-1968
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Silver and John V. Moeser
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The districts in which southern blacks lived from the pre-World War II era to the mid-1960s differed markedly from those of their northern counterparts. The African-American community in the South was (and to some extent still is) a physically expansive, distinct, and socially heterogeneous zone within the larger metropolis. It found itself functioning both politically and economically as a "separate city"--A city set apart from its predominantly white counterpart. Examining the racial politics of such diverse cities as Atlanta, Richmond, and Memphis, Christopher Silver and John Moeser look at the interplay between competing groups within the separate city and between the separate city and the white power structure. They describe the effects of development policies, urban renewal programs, and the battle over desegregation in public schools. Within the separate city itself, internal conflicts reflected a structural divide between an empowered black middle class and a larger group comprising the working class and the disadvantaged. Even with these conflicts, the South's new black leadership gained political control in many cities, but it could not overcome the economic forces shaping the metropolis. The persistence of a separate city admitted to the profound ineffectiveness of decades of struggle to eliminate the racial barriers with which southern urban leaders - indeed all urban America - continue to grapple today
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • F234.R59
  • E185.9
LC item number
  • N48 1995
  • .S52 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The separate city : Black communities in the Urban South, 1940-1968, Christopher Silver and John V. Moeser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Rise of the Separate City -- 2. Community Change and Community Leadership -- 3. School Desegregation and the Rise of Black Political Independence -- 4. Neighborhood Restructuring -- 5. Race, Class, and the New Urban Politics
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780813119113
Lccn
94023649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31412041
  • (OCoLC)ocm31412041
Label
The separate city : Black communities in the Urban South, 1940-1968, Christopher Silver and John V. Moeser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Rise of the Separate City -- 2. Community Change and Community Leadership -- 3. School Desegregation and the Rise of Black Political Independence -- 4. Neighborhood Restructuring -- 5. Race, Class, and the New Urban Politics
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780813119113
Lccn
94023649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31412041
  • (OCoLC)ocm31412041

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