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The Resource Bound for freedom : Black Los Angeles in Jim Crow America, Douglas Flamming

Bound for freedom : Black Los Angeles in Jim Crow America, Douglas Flamming

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Bound for freedom : Black Los Angeles in Jim Crow America
Title
Bound for freedom
Title remainder
Black Los Angeles in Jim Crow America
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Flamming
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Paul Bontemps decided to move his family to Los Angeles from Louisiana in 1906 on the day he finally submitted to a strictly enforced Southern custom-he stepped off the sidewalk to allow white men who had just insulted him to pass by. Friends of the Bontemps family, like many others beckoning their loved ones West, had written that Los Angeles was "a city called heaven" for people of color. But just how free was Southern California for African Americans? This splendid history, at once sweeping in its historical reach and intimate in its evocation of everyday life, is the first full account of Los Angeles's black community in the half century before World War II. Filled with moving human drama, it brings alive a time and place largely ignored by historians until now, detailing African American community life and political activism during the city's transformation from small town to sprawling metropolis. Writing with a novelist's sensitivity to language and drawing from fresh historical research, Douglas Flamming takes us from Reconstruction to the Jim Crow era, through the Great Migration, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and the build-up to World War II. Along the way, he offers rich descriptions of the community and its middle-class leadership, the women who were front and center with men in the battle against racism in the American West. In addition to drawing a vivid portrait of a little-known era, Flamming shows that the history of race in Los Angeles is crucial for our understanding of race in America. The civil rights activism in Los Angeles laid the foundation for critical developments in the second half of the century that continue to influence us to this day
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  • illustrations
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
A George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies
Bound for freedom : Black Los Angeles in Jim Crow America, Douglas Flamming
Label
Bound for freedom : Black Los Angeles in Jim Crow America, Douglas Flamming
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt1pnk1t
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Title from PDF file title page (viewed November 17, 2016)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-438) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Staking a claim in the west -- Southern roots, Western dreams -- The conditions of heaven -- Claiming Central Avenue -- A civic engagement -- Politics and patriotism -- pt. II. Civil rights as a way of life -- Fighting spirit in the 1920s --The business of race -- Surging down Central Avenue -- Responding to the depression -- Race and New Deal liberalism
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1 online resource (xviii, 467 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780520940284
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computer
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rdamedia
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illustrations, maps.
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unknown sound
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remote

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