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Soul City : race, equality, and the lost dream of an American utopia / Thomas Healy.

Healy, Thomas, (author.).

Available copies

  • 20 of 29 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Henderson County Public Library.

Current holds

2 current holds with 29 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fletcher Branch NC 975.652 H (Text) 33258009410395 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Henderson Main Branch NC 975.652 H (Text) 33258009410403 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627798624
  • ISBN: 1627798625
  • Physical Description: x, 434 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [407]-414) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue : "comes the colored hour" -- "Black boy in a white land" -- Scrambled Egg -- "Look out, whitey!" -- Dreams into reality -- Klan country -- "Integration Blackwards" -- Green power -- A fresh start -- "The salad pickers" -- Naming rights -- "Theory of the sugar tit" -- Black elephants -- Present at the creation -- Cream of the crop -- Blindsided -- The battle of Soul City -- Good place to live -- Pride or prejudice -- Maseratis and microwaves -- "Sorrow's kitchen" -- Epilogue : mixed blessings.
Summary, etc.:
"A history of Floyd McKissick's 1969 plan to build a Black city in North Carolina, examining the story of the idealists who settled there, the obstacles that derailed the project, and what Soul City's saga says about Black opportunity, capitalism, and power then and now"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: McKissick, Floyd B. (Floyd Bixler), 1922-1991.
Planned communities > North Carolina > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Civil rights > North Carolina > History > 20th century.
City planning > United States > History > 20th century.
Civil rights workers > North Carolina > Biography.
Warren County (N.C.) > Biography.
Soul City (N.C.) > History.
North Carolina > Race relations > History > 20th century.
Genre: Biographies.

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