African Americans in Michigan

Title

African Americans in Michigan

Department

Sociology

Document Type

Book

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Description

African Americans, as free laborers and as slaves, were among the earliest permanent residents of Michigan, settling among the French, British, and Native people with whom they worked and farmed. Lewis Walker and Benjamin Wilson recount the long history of African American communities in Michigan, delineating their change over time, as migrants from the South, East, and overseas made their homes in the state. Moreover, the authors show how Michigan's development is inextricably joined with the vitality and strength of its African American residents. In a related chapter, Linwood Cousins examines youth culture and identity in African American schools, linking education with historical and contemporary issues of economics, racism, and power.

ISBN

978-0870135835

Publication Date

6-2001

Publisher

Michigan State University Press

City

East Lansing

Disciplines

Race and Ethnicity

Citation for published book

Walker, Wilson, Cousins, Wilson, Benjamin C, & Cousins, Linwood H. (2001). African Americans in Michigan / Lewis Walker, Benjamin C. Wilson, Linwood H. Cousins. (Discovering the peoples of Michigan).

African Americans in Michigan

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45756072

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