232 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 9 halftones, notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-2232-3
Published: September 2015
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-2233-0
Published: July 2015
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-4550-6
Published: August 2018
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Based on detailed archival research and more than fifty oral history interviews, Charleston in Black and White addresses the complex roles played not only by race but also by politics, labor relations, criminal justice, education, religion, tourism, economics, and the military in shaping a modern southern city. Despite the advances and opportunities that have come to the city since the 1960s, Charleston (like much of the South) has not fully reckoned with its troubled racial past, which still influences the present and will continue to shape the future.
About the Author
Steve Estes is professor of history at Sonoma State University and author of I AM a Man!: Race, Manhood, and the Civil Rights Movement and Ask and Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out.
For more information about Steve Estes, visit the Author Page.
"Southern history aficionados and scholars alike will appreciate this compact analysis of race relations in Charleston that has sadly become all too relevant in the wake of recent events."--Library Journal
“A good narrative, full of insight and aware of the broader urban and regional contexts.”--American Historical Review
“Commended for its extensive use of interviews, [and] is helpful in putting the recent history of Charleston into perspective.”--Choice
“For those endeavoring to make sense of the color line in the post-civil rights era, Charleston in Black and White is an excellent starting point.”--Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
“An essential read on recent southern history.”--H-Net Reviews
“Beyond his important contributions to Charleston's history, Estes explicitly addresses civil right historiography.”--North Carolina Historical Review