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The Resource America's first Black town : Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-1915, Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua

America's first Black town : Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-1915, Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua

Label
America's first Black town : Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-1915
Title
America's first Black town
Title remainder
Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-1915
Statement of responsibility
Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Brooklyn, Illinois, was a magnet for African Americans from its founding by free and fugitive Blacks in the 1820s. Initially attractive to escaped slaves and others seeking to live in a Black-majority town, Brooklyn later drew Black migrants eager to commute to jobs in East St. Louis and other industrial centers as an alternative to eking out a living in agriculture." "Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua traces Brooklyn's transformation from a freedom village into a residential commuter satellite that supplied cheap labor to the city and the region. America's First Black Town challenges scholarly assumptions that Black political control necessarily leads to internal unity and economic growth. Outlining dynamics that presaged the post-1960s plight of Gary, Detroit, and other Black-dominated cities, Cha-Jua confirms that, despite Brooklyn's heroic struggle for autonomy, Black control was not enough to stem the corrosive tide of internal colonialism."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cha-Jua, Sundiata Keita
Dewey number
977.3/89
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F549.L87
LC item number
C48 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Brooklyn (Saint Clair County, Ill.)
Label
America's first Black town : Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-1915, Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction: "founded by chance, sustained by courage" -- From separate settlement to biracial town: Blacks in Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-60 -- Uncovering Brooklyn's African American population, 1850-70 -- From outlaws to lawmakers, 1870-85 -- Mobilizing the race: John L. Evans, decolonization, and consolidation of Black political power, 1886-1906 -- Proletarianization, dependency, and underdevelopment, 1890-1910 -- The Black municipality and the white colonial county, 1898-1915 -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index
Control code
41944555
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 276 pages
Isbn
9780252025372
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99006776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
America's first Black town : Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-1915, Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction: "founded by chance, sustained by courage" -- From separate settlement to biracial town: Blacks in Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-60 -- Uncovering Brooklyn's African American population, 1850-70 -- From outlaws to lawmakers, 1870-85 -- Mobilizing the race: John L. Evans, decolonization, and consolidation of Black political power, 1886-1906 -- Proletarianization, dependency, and underdevelopment, 1890-1910 -- The Black municipality and the white colonial county, 1898-1915 -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index
Control code
41944555
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 276 pages
Isbn
9780252025372
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99006776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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