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Constructing the Dynamo of Dixie: Race, Urban Planning, and Cosmopolitanism in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Courtney Elizabeth Knapp


What can local histories of interracial conflict and collaboration teach us about the potential for urban equity and social justice in the future? Courtney Elizabeth Knapp chronicles the politics of gentrification and culture-based development in Chattanooga, Tennessee, by tracing the roots of racism, spatial segregation, and mainstream “cosmopolitanism” back to the earliest encounters between the Cherokee, African Americans, and white settlers. For more than three centuries, Chattanooga has been a site for multiracial interaction and community building; yet today public leaders have simultane ... More

Keywords: Interracial conflict, Urban planning, Social justice, Gentrification, Cosmopolitanism, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Diasporic placemaking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469637273
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469637273.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Courtney Elizabeth Knapp, author
California State Polytechnic University