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Soul City : race, equality, and the lost dream of an American utopia / Thomas Healy.

Healy, Thomas, (author.). Henry Holt and Company, (publisher.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 975.652 HEA (Text) 37323005650331 NEW-BKS Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 975.652 HEA (Text) 31951004550486 Main Floor - New Arrivals Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627798624
  • Physical Description: x, 434 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-414) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 -- "Sorrows kitchen" -- Epilogue. Mixed blessings.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: McKissick, Floyd B. (Floyd Bixler), 1922-1991.
Planned communities > North Carolina > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Civil rights > North Carolina > History > 20th century.
City planning > United States > History > 20th century.
Civil rights workers > North Carolina > Biography.
Warren County (N.C.) > Biography.
Soul City (N.C.) > History.
North Carolina > Race relations > History > 20th century.

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