Way Up North in Louisville offers a powerful reinterpretation of the modern civil rights movement and of the transformations in black urban life within the interrelated contexts of migration, work, and urban renewal, which spurred the fight against residential segregation and economic inequality. While acknowledging the destructive downside of emerging postindustrialism for African Americans in the Jim Crow South, Adams concludes that persistent patterns of economic and racial inequality did not rob black people of their capacity to act in their own interests.
|Publisher:||The University of North Carolina Press|
|Series:||The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||4 MB|
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Adams presents an exciting and fresh contribution to the scholarly understanding of the growth and transformation of Louisville from the 1930s to the 1970s. This book provides important insight into how the changing dynamic of black migration to and settlement in this border city influenced civil rights activism that reverberated beyond the region. Adams recovers, too, whites' activism that both enabled and hobbled blacks' efforts to end segregation.Kimberley L. Phillips, The College of William and Mary