ISBN-10:
0826515975
ISBN-13:
9780826515971
Pub. Date:
07/28/2008
Publisher:
Vanderbilt University Press
Living as Equals: How Three White Communities Struggled to Make Interracial Connections During the Civil Rights Era

Living as Equals: How Three White Communities Struggled to Make Interracial Connections During the Civil Rights Era

by Phyllis Palmer

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Overview

Living as Equals: How Three White Communities Struggled to Make Interracial Connections During the Civil Rights Era

Using interviews with leaders and participants, as well as historical archives, the author documents three interracial sites where white Americans put themselves into unprecedented relationships with African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Asian Americans. In teen summer camps in the New York City and Los Angeles areas, students from largely segregated schools worked and played together; in Washington, D.C., families fought blockbusting and white flight to build an integrated neighborhood; and in San Antonio, white community activists joined in coalition with Mexican American groups to advocate for power in a city government monopolized by Anglos. Women often took the lead in organizations that were upsetting patterns of men's protective authority at the same time as white people's racial dominance.

About the Author:
Phyllis Palmer, Professor of American Studies and Women's Studies at George Washington University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826515971
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Publication date: 07/28/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Phyllis Palmer, Professor of American Studies and Women's Studies at George Washington University, is the author of Domesticity and Dirt: Housewives and Domestic Servants in the United States, 1920-1940.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
Camping for Democracy: Brotherhood Camps, 1957-1967     25
Respecting All the Brothers and Sisters: Brotherhood Camps, 1968-1974     58
Making a Neighborhood: Neighbors Inc., 1958-1965     93
Abiding Together: Neighbors Inc., 1965-1975     137
The Limits of White Anglo Benevolence: San Antonio, 1948-1968     170
A Victory of Multicultural Collaboration: San Antonio, 1969-1983     204
Conclusion     237
Notes     247
Index     291

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