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Black Towns, Black Futures
by Karla Slocum

Anthropologist Karla Slocum considers the under-recognized contemporary currency of historic Black towns in Oklahoma. Why, despite their small size and uncertain economies, do these places remain attractive?

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Karla Slocum is Thomas Willis Lambeth Chair of Public Policy, professor of anthropology, and director of the Institute of African American Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Free Trade and Freedom: Neoliberalism, Place, and Nation in the Caribbean (University of Michigan Press, 2006) and Black Towns, Black Futures: The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West (The University of North Carolina Press, 2019).

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TITLE
Black Towns, Black Futures: The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West
AUTHOR
Karla Slocum
PUBLISHER
The University of North Carolina Press
PAGES
192
PUBLICATION DATE
November 2019

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