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Black CitymakersHow The Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America$
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Marcus Anthony Hunter

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199948130

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948130.001.0001

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If These Row Homes Could Talk

If These Row Homes Could Talk

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Black Citymakers
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Marcus Anthony Hunter

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948130.003.0001

This chapter sets the foundation for the rest of the book. It outlines the major faces of political agency and highlights the contents of the subsequent chapters. In addition, it describes the methods and data employed to construct the analysis and sociopolitical history of the Black Seventh Ward and Philadelphia over the course of the twentieth century. This chapter also addresses and conveys the major strands of thought and argumentation in the existing discourse, and posits the major contributions of this book.

Keywords:   W. E. B. Dubois, the Philadelphia Negro, race relations, black politics, urban America, Black Seventh Ward, political agency, Philadelphia

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