Buxton: A Black Utopia In The Heartland

56b0dcf37a120.jpg Author Dorothy Schwieder, Elmer Schwieder, and Joseph Hraba
Isbn 9780877458524
File size 10 MB
Year 2003
Pages 270
Language English
File format PDF
Category Biography

Book Description:

This interdisciplinary study [is] of considerable value, particularly, for the areas of race relations and community studies.

From 1900 until the early 1920s, an unusual community existed in America's heartland. It was the largest unincorporated coal-mining community in Iowa and the majority of its 5000 residents were African Americans - unusual for a state which was over 90 per cent white.

 

 

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