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Race and Change in Hollywood, Florida

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ISBN-10: 0738505692

ISBN-13: 9780738505695

Edition: 2000

Authors: Kitty Oliver

List price: $21.99
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Since its incorporation in 1915, Broward County has been a community in transition. Once a rustic frontier of palmettos and mangroves, then a seasonal tourist community, it is now a bustling area of over 1.5 million people. This metropolitan reputation was cemented in a Money magazine article in the late 1990s that touted the town of Hollywood, once just a bedroom community sandwiched between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, as having an ethnic make-up that mirrors what America will look like by the year 2022. That distinction led to an extensive, locally supported oral history project in Hollywood. The memories of 42 residents, recorded for the county's historical archives, span 75 years of…    
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication date: 6/20/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Kitty Oliver describes her coming of age in South Florida as she makes the crossing from a black to a white world. As one of the first black students to integrate the University of Florida and later a writer for the Miami Hearld, she grapples with generational clashes, cross-racial relationships, intra-racial divisions, and redefining herself in an increasingly deverse society.