Friday, March 16, 2012

Andrew W. Kahrl's The Land Was Ours

We're looking forward to reading Andrew Kahrl's The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South, which is set to be released in the coming weeks. Here is a flyer from Harvard University Press:

From the description: "A century ago a surprising amount of southern beachfront property was owned and populated by African Americans. In a path-breaking combination of social and environmental history, Kahrl shows how the rise and fall of Jim Crow and the growing prosperity of the Sunbelt have transformed both communities and ecosystems along the southern coastline."

Andrew W. Kahrl is Assistant Professor of History at Marquette University, not to mention a contributor to The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion! (Andrew wrote a great piece about the use of BEACH TAGS by municipalities, private homeowners’ associations, and clubs and resorts to restrict access to beaches, swimming pools, and other recreational amenities to residents and their guests, dues paying club members, or hotel and resort patrons.) We wish Andrew the best of luck with his new book!

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