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By Joe W. Trotter, Earl Lewis, Tera W. Hunter

ISBN-10: 0312294654

ISBN-13: 9780312294656

ISBN-10: 1403979162

ISBN-13: 9781403979162

From the early years of the African slave exchange to the United States, blacks have lived and laboured in city environments. but the transformation of rural blacks right into a predominantly city humans is a comparatively contemporary phenomenon - purely in the course of international battle One did African american citizens flow into towns in huge numbers, and simply in the course of global warfare did extra blacks dwell in towns than within the nation-state. via the early Seventies, blacks had not just made the transition from rural to city settings, yet have been nearly calmly disbursed among the towns of the North and the West at the one hand and the South at the different. of their quest for complete citizenship rights, monetary democracy, and liberate from an oppressive rural earlier, black southerners grew to become to city migration and employment within the nation's commercial area as a brand new 'Promised Land' or 'Flight from Egypt'. as a way to remove darkness from those differences in African American city existence, this publication brings jointly city historical past; modern social, cultural, and coverage examine; and comparative views on race, ethnicity, and nationality inside and throughout nationwide boundaries.

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22 T ho mas J. Sugrue, The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and In equality 1 Postwa r Detroit (Princeto n, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996 ); Rob ert O . Self, A merican Babylon: Class, R ace, and POJVer in Oakla nd and the East Bay, 1945-1977 (Princeto n, NJ : Princ eton University Press , forthcoming ); And rew Wiese, Places of Theil- OJVn: African American Suburb anization Si nce 1916 (C hicago : T he U niversity of C hicago Press, forthcom ing ); Steven Gr egor y, Black Corona: Race and the Polit ics of Place in an Urban Co mmu nity (Princeto n, NJ: Princeton U niversity Press, 1998 ); Ron ald H .

Linda K. Kerber, "The Meanin g of Citizenship," The journal of American H istory (D ecember 1997):833-854,841. Also see Kerb er, No Constitutional R ight to Be Ladies: VVllmen and the Obligations of Citize nship (N ew York: Hill and Wang , 1998). Gordon S. Wood , The R adicalism of the American R evolution (Ne w York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992 ); also see H enretta, The Evolution of American Society, 1700-1815: A n Interdisciplinary A nalysis (Lexington: D. C. He ath Co mpany, I973 ). Phyllis F. Field, The Politics of Race in New York (It haca: Corn ell University Press, 1982); Leonard P.

Among the elites this social structure was thought to be the natural order of things, set by a higher power who, "hath Ordained different degrees and orders of men, some to be high and Honorable, some to be Low and Despicable . . "1 The underside of colonial society was occupied by common day laborers, sailors, dock workers, 24 AFRICAN AMERICAN URBAN EXPERIENCE farm hands, indentured servants, and slaves. They shared a similar, though not identical, social and economic circumstance, and their ranks were the most mul tiracial in America.

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