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Black Citymakers: How The Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America

Marcus Anthony Hunter


This book revisits the Black Seventh Ward neighborhood and residents of W. E. B. DuBois’s The Philadelphia Negro over the course of the twentieth century. Through the dual lens of political agency and critical historical events, this book follows the transformation of the neighborhood from being predominantly black at the beginning of the twentieth century into a largely white upper-middle-class and commercial neighborhood by the century’s conclusion. Employing the insights of an array of scholars such as Robin D. G. Kelley, James Scott, Cathy Cohen, William Julius Wilson, and Mary Pattillo, t ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199948130
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948130.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcus Anthony Hunter, author
Yale University