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The Resource Chocolate City : a history of race and democracy in the nation's capital, Chris Myers Asch & George Derek Musgrove

Chocolate City : a history of race and democracy in the nation's capital, Chris Myers Asch & George Derek Musgrove

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Chocolate City : a history of race and democracy in the nation's capital
Title
Chocolate City
Title remainder
a history of race and democracy in the nation's capital
Statement of responsibility
Chris Myers Asch & George Derek Musgrove
Title variation
Chocolate City
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a history of race and democracy in the nations capital
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eng
Summary
"Monumental in scope and vividly detailed, Chocolate City tells the tumultuous, four-century story of race and democracy in our nation's capital. Emblematic of the ongoing tensions between America's expansive democratic promises and its enduring racial realities, Washington often has served as a national battleground for contentious issues, including slavery, segregation, civil rights, the drug war, and gentrification. But D.C. is more than just a seat of government, and authors Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove also highlight the city's rich history of local activism as Washingtonians of all races have struggled to make their voices heard in an undemocratic city where residents lack full political rights.Tracing D.C.'s massive transformations--from a sparsely inhabited plantation society into a diverse metropolis, from a center of the slave trade to the nation's first black-majority city, from "Chocolate City" to "Latte City"--Asch and Musgrove offer an engaging narrative peppered with unforgettable characters, a history of deep racial division but also one of hope, resilience, and interracial cooperation" --
Summary
Telling the four-century story of race and democracy in our nation’s capital, a meticulously researched and detailed history traces D.C.’s massive transformations, from a sparsely inhabited plantation society to the nation’s first black-majority city, introducing an unforgettable cast of characters
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10612643
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Asch, Chris Myers
Dewey number
305.8009753
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1975-
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Musgrove, George Derek
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True
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  • African Americans
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Washington (D.C.)
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adult
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a history of race and democracy in the nation's capital
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Chocolate City : a history of race and democracy in the nation's capital, Chris Myers Asch & George Derek Musgrove
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Always a Chocolate City -- Your coming is not for trade, but to invade my people and possess my country: a native American world under siege, 1608-1790 -- Of slaving blacks and democratic whites: building a capital of slavery and freedom, 1790-1815 -- Our boastings of liberty and equality are mere mockeries: confronting contradictions in the nation's capital, 1815-1836 -- Slavery must die: the turbulent end to human bondage in Washington, 1836-1862 -- Emancipate, enfranchise, educate: freedom and the hope of interracial democracy, 1862-1869 -- Incapable of self-government: the retreat from democracy, 1869-1890 -- National show town: building a modern, prosperous, and segregated capital, 1890-1912 -- There is a new Negro to be reckoned with: segregation, war, and a new spirit of black militancy, 1912-1932 -- Washington is a giant awakened: community organizing in a booming city, 1932-1945 -- Segregation does not die gradually of itself: Jim Crow's collapse, 1945-1956 -- How long? How long?: mounting frustration within the black majority, 1956-1968 -- There's gonna be flames, there's gonna be fighting, there's gonna be rebellion!: the tumult and promise of Chocolate City, 1968-1978 -- Perfect for Washington: Marion Barry and the rise and fall of Chocolate City, 1979-1994 -- Go home rich white people: Washington becomes wealthier and whiter, 1995-2010 -- That must not be true of tomorrow: history, race, and democracy in a new moment of racial flux
Control code
ocn975982720
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 609 pages
Isbn
9781469635866
Lccn
2017026934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)975982720
Label
Chocolate City : a history of race and democracy in the nation's capital, Chris Myers Asch & George Derek Musgrove
Publication
Copyright
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
Always a Chocolate City -- Your coming is not for trade, but to invade my people and possess my country: a native American world under siege, 1608-1790 -- Of slaving blacks and democratic whites: building a capital of slavery and freedom, 1790-1815 -- Our boastings of liberty and equality are mere mockeries: confronting contradictions in the nation's capital, 1815-1836 -- Slavery must die: the turbulent end to human bondage in Washington, 1836-1862 -- Emancipate, enfranchise, educate: freedom and the hope of interracial democracy, 1862-1869 -- Incapable of self-government: the retreat from democracy, 1869-1890 -- National show town: building a modern, prosperous, and segregated capital, 1890-1912 -- There is a new Negro to be reckoned with: segregation, war, and a new spirit of black militancy, 1912-1932 -- Washington is a giant awakened: community organizing in a booming city, 1932-1945 -- Segregation does not die gradually of itself: Jim Crow's collapse, 1945-1956 -- How long? How long?: mounting frustration within the black majority, 1956-1968 -- There's gonna be flames, there's gonna be fighting, there's gonna be rebellion!: the tumult and promise of Chocolate City, 1968-1978 -- Perfect for Washington: Marion Barry and the rise and fall of Chocolate City, 1979-1994 -- Go home rich white people: Washington becomes wealthier and whiter, 1995-2010 -- That must not be true of tomorrow: history, race, and democracy in a new moment of racial flux
Control code
ocn975982720
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 609 pages
Isbn
9781469635866
Lccn
2017026934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)975982720

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