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

By: Asch, Chris Myers

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Monumental in scope and vividly detailed, Chocolate City tells the tumultuo us, four-century story of race and democracy in our nation's capital. Emble matic of the ongoing tensions between America's expansive democratic promis es and its enduring racial realities, Washington often has served as a nati onal battleground for contentious issues, including slavery, segregation, c ivil rights, the drug war, and gentrification. But D.C. is more than just a seat of government, and authors Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove also highlight the city's rich history of local activism as Washingtonians of all races have struggled to make their voices heard in an undemocratic city where residents lack full political rights. Tracing D.C.'s massive transformations--from a sparsely inhabited plantation society into a diverse metropolis, from a center of the slave trade to the nation's first black-majority city, from "Chocolate City" to "Latte City--Asch and Musgrove offer an engaging narrative peppered with unforgettable characters, a history of deep racial division but also one of hope, resilience, and interracial cooperation.

Title: CHOCOLATE CITY: A HISTORY OF RACE AND DEMOCRACY IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL

Author Name: Asch, Chris Myers

Categories: Americas,

Publisher: The University of North Caro: 2019

ISBN Number: 1469654725

ISBN Number 13: 9781469654720

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000047504