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Free the Beaches The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America's Most Exclusive Shoreline

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ISBN-10: 0300215142

ISBN-13: 9780300215144

Edition: 2018

Authors: Andrew W. Kahrl

List price: $21.00
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During the long, hot summers of the late 1960s and 1970s, one man began a campaign to open some of America's most exclusive beaches to minorities and the urban poor. That man was antipoverty activist and one-time presidential candidate Ned Coll of Connecticut, a state that permitted public access to a mere seven miles of its 253-mile shoreline. Nearly all the state's coast was held privately, for the most part by white, wealthy residents.   This book is the first to tell the story of the controversial protester who gathered a band of determined African American mothers and children and challenged the racist, exclusionary tactics of homeowners in a state synonymous with liberalism. Coll's…    
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 3/20/2018
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Andrew W. Kahrl is Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Virginia.