Bound for freedom : Black Los Angeles in Jim Crow America /
Paul Bontemps decided to move his family to Los Angeles from Louisiana in 1906 on the day he finally submitted to a strictly enforced Southern custom-he stepped off the sidewalk to allow white men who had just insulted him to pass by. Friends of the Bontemps family, like many others beckoning their...
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|Imprint:||Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.|
|Series:||George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies.
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Table of Contents:
- Part I. Staking a claim in the west
- Southern roots, Western dreams
- The conditions of heaven
- Claiming Central Avenue
- A civic engagement
- Politics and patriotism
- pt. II. Civil rights as a way of life
- Fighting spirit in the 1920s
- The business of race
- Surging down Central Avenue
- Responding to the depression
- Race and New Deal liberalism.