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Making Black Los AngelesClass, Gender, and Community, 1850-1917$
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Marne L. Campbell

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469629278

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629278.001.0001

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Heaven Ain’t Hard to Find

Heaven Ain’t Hard to Find

The Formation of the African American Community

(p.39) 2 Heaven Ain’t Hard to Find
Making Black Los Angeles

Marne L. Campbell

University of North Carolina Press

Chapter 2 focuses primarily on African Americans with some comparisons to other racialized groups. It lays the foundation for understanding the collective black experience from 1850 to 1870. It considers the racial climate and social hierarchy, particularly, the ways in which black Angelenos established a community within the larger society. By examining the lives of the first families in the city, this chapter shows how people connected with one another in order to secure access to education and economic opportunity.

Keywords:   Black Community Formation in the West, Labor, U.S. Census, Gender, Education, Biddy Mason, African American Migtation to the West, Emancipation, Suits for Freedom

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