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Charleston In Black and White
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Charleston In Black and White: Race and Power in the South after the Civil Rights Movement

Steve Estes

Abstract

Once one of the wealthiest cities in America, Charleston, South Carolina, established a society built on the racial hierarchies of slavery and segregation. By the 1970s, the legal structures behind these racial divisions had broken down and the wealth built upon them faded. Like many southern cities, Charleston had to construct a new public image. This book chronicles the rise and fall of black political empowerment and examines the ways Charleston responded to the civil rights movement, embracing some changes and resisting others. Based on detailed archival research and more than fifty oral h ... More

Keywords: Charleston, South Carolina, slavery, segregation, racial divisions, southern cities, civil rights movement, race, labor relations, racial past

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469622323
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622323.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steve Estes, author