Charleston in Black and White: Race and Power in the South after the Civil Rights Movement (Hardback)Steve Estes (author)
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Based on detailed archival research and more than fifty oral history interviews, Charleston in Black and White addresses the complex roles played not only by race but also by politics, labor relations, criminal justice, education, religion, tourism, economics, and the military in shaping a modern southern city. Despite the advances and opportunities that have come to the city since the 1960s, Charleston (like much of the South) has not fully reckoned with its troubled racial past, which still influences the present and will continue to shape the future.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 21 mm
Commended for its extensive use of interviews, [and] is helpful in putting the recent history of Charleston into perspective.--Choice
An essential read on recent southern history.--H-Net Reviews
Southern history aficionados and scholars alike will appreciate this compact analysis of race relations in Charleston that has sadly become all too relevant in the wake of recent events.--Library Journal
Beyond his important contributions to Charleston's history, Estes explicitly addresses civil right historiography.--North Carolina Historical Review
A community study that ties Charleston to larger national trends while also showing how its convoluted history challenges popular notions of the post-civil rights South.--Oral History Review
A good narrative, full of insight and aware of the broader urban and regional contexts.--American Historical Review
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