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History 394 - World Economies: Cities Imagined - Books
Call Number: MAC New Titles - Main Level HT165.5 .G74 2017
Publication Date: 2017
The Retreats of Reconstruction by David E. GoldbergThis book examines how de facto segregation unfolded and operated at the New Jersey shore after the Civil War. Weaving together histories of race, leisure, and consumption, it argues that the politics of mass consumption contained early desegregation efforts and prolonged Jim Crow.
Call Number: MAC Harmon Room - Great Scots PS374.N4 C37 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Suburban Erasure by Walter David GreasonFor generations, historians believed that the study of the African-American experience centered on the questions about the processes and consequences of enslavement. Even after this phase passed, the modern Civil Rights Movement took center stage and filled hundreds of pages, creating a new framework for understanding both the history of the United States and of the world. Suburban Erasure by Walter David Greason contributes to the most recent developments in historical writing by recovering dozens of previously undiscovered works about the African-American experience in New Jersey. More importantly, his interpretation of these documents complicates the traditional understandings about the Great Migration, civil rights activism, and the transformation of the United States as a global, economic superpower.