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Reconstructing the Dreamland : the Tulsa riot of 1921 : race, reparations, and reconciliation

Author: Alfred L Brophy
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot was the country's bloodiest civil disturbance of the century. With perhaps 150 dead, 30 city blocks burned to the ground, and more than a thousand families homeless, the riot represented an unprecedented breakdown of the rule of law. It left the prosperous black community of Greenwood, Oklahoma reduced to rubble." "In Reconstructing the Dreamland, Alfred Brophy draws on his own extensive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred L Brophy
ISBN: 0195146859 9780195146851 0195161033 9780195161038
OCLC Number: 47746406
Awards: Commended for Oklahoma Book Award (Nonfiction) 2003
Description: xx, 187 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Seeking justice and the origins of the riot --
"Thinking he can whip the world": the riot --
Picturing the riot --
"A white wash brush and a big one in operation in Tulsa": Tulsa interprets the riot --
Tulsa will! Tulsa will! Tulsa will dodge: the failure of reconstruction --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Alfred L. Brophy.

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In "Reconstructing the Dreamland", Alfred Brophy draws on his research into contemporary accounts and court documents to chronicle this devastating riot, showing how and why the rule of law quickly  Read more...
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"Recovers a largely forgotten history of black activism in one of the grimmest periods of race relations, emphasizing the black militancy of the World War I era and how assertive black demands for Read more...

 
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