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Black Eden: The Idlewild Community
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'Black Eden' chronicles the history of Idlewild, one of the many American black communities founded during the aftermath of the Civil War. As Michigan's most popular black resort, Idlewild functioned as a gathering place for African Americans and, more important, as a touchstone of black identity and culture. Benjamin C. Wilson and Lewis Walker examine Idlewild's significance within a historical context, as well as the town's revitalization efforts and the need for comprehensive planning in future development. In a segregated America, Idlewild became a place where black audiences could see rising black entertainers. Profusely illustrated with photos from the authors' personal collections, 'Black Eden' provides a lengthy discussion about the crucial role that Idlewild played in the careers of such artists as Louis Armstrong, B. B. King, Sammy Davis Jr., Jackie Wilson, Aretha Franklin, and Della Reese. Fundamentally, the book explores issues involved in living in a segregated society, and the consequences of the civil rights movement, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent integration, and integration vs. racial solidarity. The authors ask: 'Did integration kill Idlewild?' but s

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 26.02.2020
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Idlewild
114,00 CHF *
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' In 1912, white land developers founded Idlewild, an African American resort community in western Michigan. Over the following decades, the town became one of the country's foremost vacation destinations for the black middle class, during its peak drawing tens of thousands of visitors annually and hosting the era's premier entertainers, such as The Four Tops, Della Reese, Brook Benton, and George Kirby. With the civil rights movement and the resulting expansion of recreation options available to AfricanAmericans, Idlewild suffered a sharp social and economic decline, and by the early 1980s the town had become a struggling retirement community in the midst of financial and political crises. Meticulously researched and unearthing never-before-seen historical material, Ronald J. Stephens's book examines the rapid rise and decline of this pivotal landmark in African American and leisure history, in the process exploring intersections among race, class, tourism, entertainment, and historic preservation in the United States. Featuring a wealth of fieldwork on contemporary Idlewild, the book also takes a candid look at recent revitalization efforts and analyzes the possibilities for a future resurgence of this national treasure'--

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 26.02.2020
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Black Eden: The Idlewild Community
22,99 € *
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'Black Eden' chronicles the history of Idlewild, one of the many American black communities founded during the aftermath of the Civil War. As Michigan's most popular black resort, Idlewild functioned as a gathering place for African Americans and, more important, as a touchstone of black identity and culture. Benjamin C. Wilson and Lewis Walker examine Idlewild's significance within a historical context, as well as the town's revitalization efforts and the need for comprehensive planning in future development. In a segregated America, Idlewild became a place where black audiences could see rising black entertainers. Profusely illustrated with photos from the authors' personal collections, 'Black Eden' provides a lengthy discussion about the crucial role that Idlewild played in the careers of such artists as Louis Armstrong, B. B. King, Sammy Davis Jr., Jackie Wilson, Aretha Franklin, and Della Reese. Fundamentally, the book explores issues involved in living in a segregated society, and the consequences of the civil rights movement, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent integration, and integration vs. racial solidarity. The authors ask: 'Did integration kill Idlewild?' but s

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 26.02.2020
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Idlewild
84,99 € *
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' In 1912, white land developers founded Idlewild, an African American resort community in western Michigan. Over the following decades, the town became one of the country's foremost vacation destinations for the black middle class, during its peak drawing tens of thousands of visitors annually and hosting the era's premier entertainers, such as The Four Tops, Della Reese, Brook Benton, and George Kirby. With the civil rights movement and the resulting expansion of recreation options available to AfricanAmericans, Idlewild suffered a sharp social and economic decline, and by the early 1980s the town had become a struggling retirement community in the midst of financial and political crises. Meticulously researched and unearthing never-before-seen historical material, Ronald J. Stephens's book examines the rapid rise and decline of this pivotal landmark in African American and leisure history, in the process exploring intersections among race, class, tourism, entertainment, and historic preservation in the United States. Featuring a wealth of fieldwork on contemporary Idlewild, the book also takes a candid look at recent revitalization efforts and analyzes the possibilities for a future resurgence of this national treasure'--

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 26.02.2020
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