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Black Towns, Black FuturesThe Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West$
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Karla Slocum

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469653976

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653976.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Black Towns, Black Futures

Karla Slocum

University of North Carolina Press

The Introduction provides the main ideas that guide the book; explains the conventional narrative of Oklahoma’s Black towns as historically appealing places; argues that Black towns continue to hold an appeal in the present due to their economic and social possibilities; applies theoretical arguments on a Black sense of place to Black towns; and explains the general socioeconomic profile of today’s Black towns.

Keywords:   Oklahoma, Place, Black towns, socioeconomic

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