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The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South

The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South

Author Andrew W. Kahrl
Publisher Harvard University Press
Publication Date 2012-04-16
Section African American Studies / New Hardcover - Nonfiction
Type New
Format Hardcover
ISBN 9780674050471

A century ago a surprising amount of southern beachfront property was owned and populated by African Americans. In a path-breaking combination of social and environmental history, Kahrl shows how the rise and fall of Jim Crow and the growing prosperity of the Sunbelt have transformed both communities and ecosystems along the southern coastline.

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