Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

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ISBN-13: 9781469635866
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 11/06/2017
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 330,131
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Chris Myers Asch is editor of Washington History and teaches history at Colby College.

George Derek Musgrove is associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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Asch and Musgrove view the history of the District of Columbia from the eighteenth century to the present through the eyes of its African American residents. Each crisply written paragraph bursts with fascinating insights, and each page brings to life the people and social movements that made Washington a proper place to live and not just the seat of government of the United States. With a rare combination of interpretive substance and accessible style, Chocolate City will quickly take its place among the classic studies of the nation's capital.--Joseph P. Reidy, Howard University

Chocolate City is exhaustively researched, offering a carefully reasoned examination of the numerous and complicated issues of race and class and their interplay in the constant clashes between competing and overlapping power centers. The authors' engagingly written, insightful, often brilliant analyses of these dynamics make this volume the definitive history of Washington, D.C.-- Alfred A. Moss Jr., University of Maryland

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