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Washington's U Street A Biography

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ISBN-10: 1421405946

ISBN-13: 9781421405940

Edition: 2012

Authors: Blair A. Ruble

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Description:

This book traces the history of the U Street neighborhood in Washington, D.C., from its Civil War–era origins to its recent gentrification. Home throughout the years to important scholars, entertainers, and political figures, as well as to historically prominent African American institutions, Washington's U Street neighborhood is a critical zone of contact between black and white America. Howard University and the Howard Theater are both located there; Duke Ellington grew up in the neighborhood; and diplomat Ralph Bunche, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and medical researcher Charles Drew were all members of the community.This robustly diverse neighborhood included residents of…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 3/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

List of Profiles
List of Maps
List of Figures
Preface
Introduction: Washington's Contact Zone
Ambiguous Roots
A City "Like the South"
Confronting the Nation
"Black Broadway"
The Last Colony
Chocolate City
"The New You"
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index