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The Resource The land was ours : how black beaches became white wealth in the coastal South, Andrew W. Kahrl

The land was ours : how black beaches became white wealth in the coastal South, Andrew W. Kahrl

Label
The land was ours : how black beaches became white wealth in the coastal South
Title
The land was ours
Title remainder
how black beaches became white wealth in the coastal South
Statement of responsibility
Andrew W. Kahrl
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The coasts of today's American South feature luxury condominiums, resorts, and gated communities, yet just a century ago, a surprising amount of beachfront property in the Chesapeake, along the Carolina shores, and around the Gulf of Mexico was owned and populated by African Americans. Blending social and environmental history, Andrew W. Kahrl tells the story of African American-owned beaches in the twentieth century. Kahrl demonstrates just how important these properties were for African American communities and leisure, as well as for economic empowerment. However, in the wake of the civil rights movement and amidst the growing prosperity of the Sunbelt, many African Americans fell victim to effective campaigns to dispossess black landowners of their properties and beaches. Kahrl makes a signal contribution to our understanding of African American landowners and real-estate developers, as well as the development of coastal capitalism along the southern seaboard, tying the creation of over-developed, unsustainable coastlines to the unmaking of black communities and cultures along the shore. The result is a skillful appraisal of the ambiguous legacy of racial progress in the Sunbelt."--Page [4] of cover
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kahrl, Andrew W.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.8
LC item number
.K215 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Land tenure
  • Coasts
  • Coasts
  • Coasts
  • Real estate development
  • Real estate development
Label
The land was ours : how black beaches became white wealth in the coastal South, Andrew W. Kahrl
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published as The land was ours : African American beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South by Harvard University Press in 2012"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: "Bring back my yesterday" -- Corporate ventures -- A sanctuary by the sea -- Building black privatopias -- Surviving the summer -- Family ties -- Spinning sand into gold -- The price we pay for progress -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn945745437
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
University of North Carolina Press edition.
Extent
346 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates ;
Isbn
9781469628721
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)945745437
Label
The land was ours : how black beaches became white wealth in the coastal South, Andrew W. Kahrl
Publication
Note
"Originally published as The land was ours : African American beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South by Harvard University Press in 2012"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: "Bring back my yesterday" -- Corporate ventures -- A sanctuary by the sea -- Building black privatopias -- Surviving the summer -- Family ties -- Spinning sand into gold -- The price we pay for progress -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn945745437
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
University of North Carolina Press edition.
Extent
346 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates ;
Isbn
9781469628721
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)945745437

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