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Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove

Abstract

Monumental in scope and vividly detailed, Chocolate City tells the tumultuous, four-century story of race and democracy in our nation’s capital. Emblematic of the ongoing tensions between America’s expansive democratic promises and its enduring racial realities, Washington often has served as a national battleground for contentious issues, including slavery, segregation, civil rights, the drug war, and gentrification. But D.C. is more than just a seat of government, and authors Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove also highlight the city’s rich history of local activism as Washingtonians ... More

Keywords: Race, Democracy, African Americans, Washington, D.C., Slavery, Segregation, Civil rights, Drug war, Gentrification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469635866
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635866.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Myers Asch, author
Colby College

George Derek Musgrove, author
University of Maryland, Baltimore County