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The Resource The land was ours : African American beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South, Andrew W. Kahrl

The land was ours : African American beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South, Andrew W. Kahrl

Label
The land was ours : African American beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South
Title
The land was ours
Title remainder
African American beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South
Statement of responsibility
Andrew W. Kahrl
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Driving along the coasts of the American South, we see miles of luxury condominiums, timeshare resorts, and gated communities. Yet, a century ago, a surprising amount of beachfront property in the Chesapeake, along the Carolina shore, and around the Gulf of Mexico was owned and populated by African Americans. In a pathbreaking combination of social and environmental history, Andrew W. Kahrl shows how the rise and fall of Jim Crow and the growing prosperity of the Sunbelt have transformed both communities and ecosystems along the southern seaboard. Kahrl traces the history of these dynamic coastlines in all their incarnations, from unimproved marshlands to segregated beaches, from exclusive resorts for the black elite to campgrounds for religious revival. His careful reconstruction of African American life, labor, and leisure in small oceanside communities reveals the variety of ways African Americans pursued freedom and mobility through the land under their feet."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kahrl, Andrew W.
Dewey number
333.3089/96073075
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.8
LC item number
.K215 2012
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
  • African Americans
  • Coasts
  • Coasts
  • Coasts
  • Land tenure
  • Real estate development
  • Real estate development
  • Southern States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
Label
The land was ours : African American beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South, Andrew W. Kahrl
Instantiates
Publication
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
Control code
ocn743432403
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9780674050471
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011029761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1161706
  • (Sirsi) o743432403
  • (OCoLC)743432403
Label
The land was ours : African American beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South, Andrew W. Kahrl
Publication
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
Control code
ocn743432403
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9780674050471
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011029761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1161706
  • (Sirsi) o743432403
  • (OCoLC)743432403

Library Locations

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