Soul City : race, equality, and the lost dream of an American utopia

Title
Soul City : race, equality, and the lost dream of an American utopia / Thomas Healy.
Author
Healy, Thomas,
Publication
  • New York, New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2021.
  • ©2021

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Description
x, 434 pages : illustrations; 25 cm
Alternative Title
Race, equality, and the lost dream of an American utopia
Genre/Form
  • Biographies.
  • Biography.
  • History.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-414) and index.
Contents
Prologue : "comes the colored hour" -- "Black boy in a white land" -- Scrambled Egg -- "Look out, whitey!" -- Dreams into reality -- Klan country -- "Integration Blackwards" -- Green power -- A fresh start -- "The salad pickers" -- Naming rights -- "Theory of the sugar tit" -- Black elephants -- Present at the creation -- Cream of the crop -- Blindsided -- The battle of Soul City -- Good place to live -- Pride or prejudice -- Maseratis and microwaves -- "Sorrow's kitchen" -- Epilogue : mixed blessings.
Call Number
Sc E 21-873
ISBN
  • 9781627798624
  • 1627798625
LCCN
2020034252
Author
Healy, Thomas, author.
Title
Soul City : race, equality, and the lost dream of an American utopia / Thomas Healy.
Publisher
New York, New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2021.
Copyright Date
©2021
Edition
First edition.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Creator/Contributor Characteristics
Gender group: gdr Men
Nationality/regional group: nat Americans
Occupational/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-414) and index.
Summary
"A history of Floyd McKissick's 1969 plan to build a Black city in North Carolina, examining the story of the idealists who settled there, the obstacles that derailed the project, and what Soul City's saga says about Black opportunity, capitalism, and power then and now"-- Provided by publisher.
Chronological Term
1900-1999
Added Title
Race, equality, and the lost dream of an American utopia
Research Call Number
Sc E 21-873
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