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By Douglas Flamming

ISBN-10: 0520239199

ISBN-13: 9780520239197

ISBN-10: 0520249909

ISBN-13: 9780520249905

Paul Bontemps determined to maneuver his relatives to la from Louisiana in 1906 at the day he ultimately submitted to a strictly enforced Southern custom—he stepped off the sidewalk to permit white males who had simply insulted him to move by means of. pals of the Bontemps family members, like many others beckoning their household West, had written that la was once "a urban referred to as heaven" for individuals of colour. yet simply how unfastened was once Southern California for African american citizens?

This most excellent historical past, instantly sweeping in its old achieve and intimate in its evocation of lifestyle, is the 1st complete account of Los Angeles's black group within the part century prior to international warfare II. jam-packed with relocating human drama, it brings alive a time and position mostly neglected by means of historians beforehand, detailing African American group existence and political activism in the course of the city's transformation from small city to sprawling city.

Writing with a novelist's sensitivity to language and drawing from clean old examine, Douglas Flamming takes us from Reconstruction to the Jim Crow period, during the nice Migration, the Roaring Twenties, the nice melancholy, and the build-up to international warfare II. alongside the best way, he bargains wealthy descriptions of the group and its middle-class management, the ladies who have been entrance and heart with males within the conflict opposed to racism within the American West.

In addition to drawing a shiny portrait of a little-known period, Flamming indicates that the background of race in la is important for our figuring out of race in the USA. The civil rights activism in la laid the basis for serious advancements within the moment 1/2 the century that proceed to steer us to this day.

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