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The Northside: African Americans and the Creation of Atlantic City

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Nelson Johnson frequently stopped working on Boardwalk Empire to wrestle with how best to handle the thorny subject of race. But he persisted, and the result was a chapterâ"A Plantation by the Sea"âthat inspired this powerful sequel.

In The Northside, Johnson brings the untold story of Atlantic City's black community vividly to life, from the arrival of the first African Am
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Hardcover, 358 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Plexus Publishing (UK)
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Lauren
Feb 10, 2014 Lauren rated it it was amazing
What a great follow-up to Boardwalk Empire. NOT the HBO series, but Johnson's book.
The history in Northside is fascinating far beyond just that of Atlantic City. It tells a great deal about the migration of African-Americans from the south to the north post Civil War and how the "freed men" (and women) were treated in the north. Also describes the impact of the Civil Rights Movement on African American, both positive and in some cases, negative.
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Interesting and revealing history of Atlantic City and its inhabitants.
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Nelson Johnson, whose family’s presence in Atlantic County predates the founding of Atlantic City, is a lifelong resident of Hammonton, New Jersey. He practiced law for 30 years and was active in Atlantic City and Atlantic County politics through much of that period.

As attorney for the Atlantic City Planning Board at the time of the approvals for many of the casinos, Johnson was inspired first to
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