|Publisher:||The University of North Carolina Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.80(d)|
About the Author
George Derek Musgrove is associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
What People are Saying About This
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