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Soul City : race, equality, and the lost dream of an American utopia / Thomas Healy.

Healy, Thomas, (author.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Milford Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Milford Public Library 975.652 H (Text to phone) 34013152408251 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 02/02/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 1627798625 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781627798624 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781627798624
  • ISBN: 1627798625
  • Physical Description: x, 434 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-414) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue : "comes the colored hour" -- "Black boy in a white land" -- Scrambled Egg -- "Look out, whitey!" -- Dreams into reality -- Klan country -- "Integration Blackwards" -- Green power -- A fresh start -- "The salad pickers" -- Naming rights -- "Theory of the sugar tit" -- Black elephants -- Present at the creation -- Cream of the crop -- Blindsided -- The battle of Soul City -- Good place to live -- Pride or prejudice -- Maseratis and microwaves -- "Sorrow's kitchen" -- Epilogue : mixed blessings.
Summary, etc.:
"A history of Floyd McKissick's 1969 plan to build a Black city in North Carolina, examining the story of the idealists who settled there, the obstacles that derailed the project, and what Soul City's saga says about Black opportunity, capitalism, and power then and now"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Soul City (N.C.) > History.
McKissick, Floyd B. (Floyd Bixler), 1922-1991.
Planned communities > North Carolina > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Civil rights > North Carolina > History > 20th century.
North Carolina > Race relations > History > 20th century.
City planning > United States > History > 20th century.
Civil rights workers > North Carolina > Biography.
Warren County (N.C.) > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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