Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

By Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove


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Price: $28.00  $25.20
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Published Date: August 01, 2019
Pages: 624
Dimensions: 7.4 X 1.5 X 8.4 inches | 1.8 pounds
ISBN: 9781469654720
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About the Author

Chris Myers Asch teaches history at Colby College and runs the non-profit Capital Area New Mainers Project.George Derek Musgrove is associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.


An ambitious, kaleidoscopic history of race and politics in Washington, D.C. . . . Essential American history, deeply researched and written with verve and passion.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

[The authors] embrace the funk band Parliament's moniker for the District of Columbia and deliver a narrative as grand as the city itself. . . . This enriching journey showcases the underappreciated saga of African-American success in the face of adversity.--Publishers Weekly, starred review

An ambitious, comprehensive chronicle of the civic experience of blacks, whites and other races over more than two centuries in Washington. . . . [It] succeeds in being both scholarly and accessible to the general reader.--Robert McCartney, The Washington Post

An important addition to the bookshelf of anyone who studies race, particularly in an urban setting, as well as scholars of the District of Columbia.--Journal of Southern History