By Kenneth L. Kusmer, Joe W. Trotter
Historians have committed strangely little recognition to African American city historical past of the postwar interval, specially in comparison with past a long time. Correcting this imbalance, African American city historical past on account that international warfare II beneficial properties a thrilling mixture of professional students and clean new voices whose mixed efforts give you the first complete overview of this crucial subject. the 1st of this volume’s 5 groundbreaking sections specializes in black migration and Latino immigration, interpreting tensions and alliances that emerged among African american citizens and different teams. Exploring the demanding situations of residential segregation and deindustrialization, later sections take on such themes because the actual property industry’s discriminatory practices, the move of middle-class blacks to the suburbs, and the impact of black city activists on nationwide employment and social welfare guidelines. one other team of members examines those topics throughout the lens of gender, chronicling deindustrialization’s disproportionate effect on girls and women’s top roles in hobbies for social switch. Concluding with a collection of essays on black tradition and intake, this quantity totally realizes its target of linking neighborhood changes with the nationwide and international methods that impact city classification and race family.
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This process had accelerated when prices in the cotton belt collapsed during the 1930s, but the major changes belonged to the era of the Second Great Migration. As late as 1940, the South’s rural population was still growing, and that year 6,288,501 African Americans made their homes in the South’s rural areas, most of them living and working on farms, typically as sharecroppers. 7 Forty years later, the black rural South existed in a much-reduced and very different form. The farm population was gone.
Whites accounted for only 7 percent of the city’s inhabitants in 2000. 11 In much the same way as East Palo Alto and Compton, but with some important variations, the city of Seaside went through significant population changes during the last third of the twentieth century. In this community located on the Monterey Bay Peninsula, next to one of the largest military installations on the West Coast (Fort Ord), the non-Hispanic white population declined sharply after 1960. Seaside had a total population of about twenty thousand in 1960, of which whites made up 74 percent and blacks accounted for 17 percent; the remainder consisted of small communities california’s emerging minority-majority cities 43 of Asian Americans (mostly Filipinos and Japanese Americans) and Mexican Americans.
A people mostly southern spread to all regions of the United States. A people mostly accustomed to poverty and equipped with farm skills now pushed their way into the core of the American economy. And other changes followed. 2 This essay explores key dimensions of the Second Great Migration. Less is known about the second than about the first sequence of black migration from the South, and even the basic numbers appearing in encyclopedias and textbooks are often incorrect. New statistical data and new research by historians and sociologists enable us to clear up some of the confusion.
African American Urban History since World War II (Historical Studies of Urban America) by Kenneth L. Kusmer, Joe W. Trotter