• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
A History of Fort Worth in Black & White: 165 Years of African-American Life (Hardback)
  • A History of Fort Worth in Black & White: 165 Years of African-American Life (Hardback)
zoom

A History of Fort Worth in Black & White: 165 Years of African-American Life (Hardback)

(author)
£30.50
Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 30/12/2015
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This volume fills a long-empty niche on the Fort Worth bookshelf: a scholarly history of the city's black community that starts at the beginning with Ripley Arnold and the early settlers, and comes down to today with our current battles over education, housing, and representation in city affairs. Profiles on some noted and some not-so-noted African Americans will appeal to both schools and general readers.

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.
ISBN: 9781574416169
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 43 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"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
"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

You may also be interested in...

Clandestine In Chile
Added to basket
The American Civil War
Added to basket
The American Civil War
Added to basket
DK
£16.99
Paperback
Phoenix Squadron
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Cuba
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The American West
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Added to basket
Hard Choices
Added to basket
1776
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Not In Your Lifetime
Added to basket
American Colonies
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Bolivar
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Battle for the Falklands
Added to basket
Last Gunfight
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Great Crash 1929
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.