Black Citymakers: How the Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America

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W.E.B. DuBois immortalized Philadelphia's Black Seventh Ward neighborhood, one of America's oldest urban black communities, in his 1899 sociological study The Philadelphia Negro. In the century after DuBois's study, however, the district has been transformed into a largely white upper middle class neighborhood. Black Citymakers revisits the Black Seventh Ward, documenting a century of banking and tenement collapses, housing activism, black-led anti-urban renewal mobilization, and post-Civil Rights political change from ...

Black Citymakers: How the Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America 2015, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190249670

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Black Citymakers: How the Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America 2013, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199948130

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