Secret City: A History of Race Relations in the Nation's Capital

Secret City A History of Race Relations in the Nation s Capital The description for this book Secret City A History of Race Relations in the Nation s Capital will be forthcoming

  • Title: Secret City: A History of Race Relations in the Nation's Capital
  • Author: Constance McLaughlin Green
  • ISBN: 9780691045634
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The description for this book, Secret City A History of Race Relations in the Nation s Capital, will be forthcoming.

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    1. An excellent survey of the mostly forgotten history of Washington, DC (particularly the city's 2nd race riots, in 1919, which we were not taught about at Dunbar!). The only fault is that Morty Kaplan was actually Marvin Caplan, of Shepherd Park, founder of Neighbor's Inc. Otherwise, Green does a superb job of describing a history which needs updating (which was partly why I wrote "Stayed on Freedom's Call," which of course cites Green and many others in the history of Black-Jewish cooperation in [...]

    2. A bracingly honest look at the city’s underprivileged and powerless.“The District of Columbia was neither the ‘colored man’s paradise,’ as unobservant whites had once labeled it, nor was it in its entirety the ‘Magnificent Capital’ portrayed not long ago in a best-selling picture book. The black ghettos were as much part of Washington as were the stretches of greensward and the gleaming white marble facades of public buildings.”

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