While earlier studies often portrayed African Americans as passive or powerless, as victims of white racism or slum pathologies, this book emphasizes new scholarship which conveys a sense of active involvement, of people empowered, engaged in struggle, living their lives in dignity and shaping their own futures. These ten essays written by prominent scholars, are synergetic in their common thematic approaches and interpretive analyses, with emphasis on the importance of agency among African Americans - an interpretive thrust that has shaped new writing in the field in the past decade.
Kenneth W Goings and Raymond A Mohl
Toward a New African American Urban History
`It Was a Proud Day'
Elsa Barkley Brown and Gregg D Kimball
Mapping the Terrain of Black Richmond
Connecting Memory, Self, and the Power of Place in African American Urban History
Kenneth W Goings and Gerald L Smith
Tera W Hunter
Domination and Resistance
Robin D G Kelley
`We Are Not What We Seem'
Darlene Clark Hine
Black Migration to the Urban Midwest
Raymond A Mohl
Making the Second Ghetto in Metropolitan Miami, 1940-1960
Joe W Trotter
African Americans in the City
Kenneth L Kusmer
African Americans in the City Since World War II