Hamilton Park: A Planned Black Community in Dallas
William H. Wilson (Author)
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DescriptionIn Hamilton Park, William Wilson brings to light the history of how both black and white citizens of Dallas worked together to create a thriving African-American planned community. Through interviews with pioneer residents and development planners, coupled with research into the politics and problems they faced, Wilson traces the evolution of Hamilton Park from idealistic plans to true residential community. Placing this movement by Dallas blacks to obtain decent housing into the broader context of rapid postwar growth in the United States, Wilson examines how the assault on housing segregation waged by Dallas's black leadership matched the struggles of African-American leaders throughout the nation. He outlines the dilemma of identifying and procuring a suitable tract of land - one large enough, near African-American employment, and far enough from whites' neighborhoods that the development would not be opposed. He also examines individual struggles, from procuring utilities in the new neighborhood to arranging financing for new home buyers to choosing street names.
Johns Hopkins University Press
April 10, 1998
6.32 X 9.3 X 0.89 inches | 1.3 pounds
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About the Author
William H. Wilson is Regents Professor of History at the University of North Texas. He is the author of The City Beautiful Movement, also published by Johns Hopkins.