A History of Fort Worth in Black & White: 165 Years of African-American Life (Hardback)Richard F. Selcer (author)
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Using a wealth of primary sources, Richard Selcer dispels several enduring myths, for instance the mistaken belief that Camp Bowie trained only white soldiers, and the spurious claim that Fort Worth managed to avoid the racial violence that plagued other American cities in the twentieth century. Selcer arrives at some surprisingly frank conclusions that will challenge current politically correct notions.
"Selcer does a great job of exploring little-known history about the military, education, sports, and even some social life and organizations."-Bob Ray Sanders, author of Calvin Littlejohn: Portrait of a Community in Black and White
Publisher: University of North Texas Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 43 mm
"Extensively researched and thoughtful, A History of Fort Worth in Black & White lives up to its title in its balanced portrayal of Fort Worth's African-American communities. . . . [It] is an edifying and welcome contribution to public library American and Texas History shelves."--Midwest Book Review
"Part biography, part historical narrative, and part social commentary, the result, published by the University of North Texas Press, is a tasty blend of informative and engaging. . . . Selcer's latest book is an invaluable account of a local topic that, until recently, was woefully underrepresented in print."--Fort Worth Weekly
"Selcer conducted oral interviews and carefully mined newspapers and archival sources to illustrate the richness of the black experience in Fort Worth and black citizens' complex relationship with white leaders. . . . This book should find a wide readership among a general audience."--New Mexico Historical Review
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