Black Eden : Idlewild Community / Edition 1

Black Eden : Idlewild Community / Edition 1

by Lewis Walker, Benjamin C. Wilson
     
 

Black Eden chronicles the history of Idlewild, a Michigan black community founded during the aftermath of the Civil War. As one of the nation’s most popular black resorts, Idlewild functioned as a gathering place for African Americans, and more importantly as a touchstone of black identity and culture.See more details below

Overview

Black Eden chronicles the history of Idlewild, a Michigan black community founded during the aftermath of the Civil War. As one of the nation’s most popular black resorts, Idlewild functioned as a gathering place for African Americans, and more importantly as a touchstone of black identity and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870136221
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
269
Sales rank:
1,469,551
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Lewis Walker is Emeritus Professor of Scoiology at Western Michigan University.

Benjamin C. Wilson is Professor of Black Americana Studies at Western Michigan University and author of The Rural Black Heritage Between Chicago and Detroit, 1850-1929.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Establishing the Foundations of a Black Resort in Michigan1
2Continuation of a Good Deal29
3The Popular Place to Be47
4An Emergent Black Entertainment Showcase69
5Some Intended and Unintended Consequences in the Black Community During the Civil Rights Era121
6A Snapshot of Idlewild's Contemporary Social Status149
7Revitalization: 1960-2000 Activities169
8A Need for a Comprehensive Strategic Plan: Some Suggestions195
9An Epilogue for Idlewild221
App. 1Sample Coupons240
App. 2Scott's Letter of Endorsement241
App. 3Curry's Letter of Endorsement242
App. 4Some Early Pioneers in Idlewild243
App. 5Purchase Agreement Letter244
App. 6Sheet Music: "Idlewild"245
App. 7Sheet Music: "(Idlewild) Duett Chorus: Tango Dance"247
Notes249
Index261

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