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Secret City: A History of Race Relations in the Nation's Capital

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The efforts of Washington's Negro community to establish unity within itself, and to win recognition from white Washingtonians- and conversely, the efforts of a minority of white Washingtonians to effect an understanding with the Negroes-make this a fascinating story.

Originally published in 1967.

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Hardcover, 408 pages
Published April 21st 1967 by Princeton University Press (first published April 1st 1967)
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Shira
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An excellent survey of the mostly forgotten history of Washington, DC (particularly the city's 2nd race riots, in 1919, which we were not taught about at Dunbar!). The only fault is that Morty Kaplan was actually Marvin Caplan, of Shepherd Park, founder of Neighbor's Inc. Otherwise, Green does a superb job of describing a history which needs updating (which was partly why I wrote "Stayed on Freedom's Call," which of course cites Green and many others in the history of Black-Jewish cooperation i ...more
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Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A bracingly honest look at the city’s underprivileged and powerless.

“The District of Columbia was neither the ‘colored man’s paradise,’ as unobservant whites had once labeled it, nor was it in its entirety the ‘Magnificent Capital’ portrayed not long ago in a best-selling picture book. The black ghettos were as much part of Washington as were the stretches of greensward and the gleaming white marble facades of public buildings.”
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Appreciate the chance to understand my city and its racist past (to understand the present...).
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Dr. Constance McLaughlin Winsor Green was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian. Green was born in 1897 in Ann Arbor, and was the daughter of American constitutional historian Andrew C. McLaughlin. She received a Ph.D. in history from Yale University in 1937, before joining the Smith College history department as an instructor. During the Second World War, Green served as a historian at the ...more
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