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Chocolate Cities : The Black Map of American Life - (Paperback)

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"When you think of a map of the United States, what do you see? Now think of the Seattle that begot Jimi Hendrix. The Dallas that shaped Erykah Badu. The Holly Springs, Mississippi, that compelled Ida B. Wells to activism against lynching. The Birminghamwhere Martin Luther King, Jr., penned his most famous missive. Now how do you see the United States? Chocolate Cities offers a new cartography of the United States--a "Black Map" that more accurately reflects the lived experiences and the future of Blacklife in America. Drawing on cultural sources such as film, music, fiction, and plays, and on traditional resources like Census data, oral histories, ethnographies, and health and wealth data, the book offers a new perspective for analyzing, mapping, and understanding the ebbs and flows of the Black American experience--all in the cities, towns, neighborhoods, and communities that Black Americans have created and defended. Black maps are consequentially different from our current geographical understanding of race and place in America. And as the United States moves toward a majority minority society, Chocolate Cities provides a broad and necessary assessment of how racial and ethnic minorities make and change America's social, economic, and political landscape"--Provided by publisher.
Number of Pages: 291
Genre: Social Science, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Marcus Anthony Hunter & Zandria F. Robinson
Language: English
Street Date: January 16, 2018
TCIN: 53267829
UPC: 9780520292833
Item Number (DPCI): 248-59-6349
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