American Beach: How "Progress" Robbed a Black Town--And Nation--Of History, Wealth, and Power

American Beach: How "Progress" Robbed a Black Town--And Nation--Of History, Wealth, and Power By Russ Rymer, American Beach How Progress Robbed a Black Town And Nation Of History Wealth and Power First we had segregation Then integration Then disintegration resident American Beach Avoiding the easy cliche s of victimhood and oppression award winning journalist Russ Rymer brings to life the s
  • Title: American Beach: How "Progress" Robbed a Black Town--And Nation--Of History, Wealth, and Power
  • Author: Russ Rymer
  • ISBN: 9780060930899
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Paperback
  • American Beach: How "Progress" Robbed a Black Town--And Nation--Of History, Wealth, and Power By Russ Rymer, First we had segregation Then integration Then disintegration resident, American Beach Avoiding the easy cliche s of victimhood and oppression, award winning journalist Russ Rymer brings to life the stark conflict between whites and blacks in the United States today Through three connected lives in and around northeast Florida s black resort town of American Beach First we had segregation Then integration Then disintegration resident, American Beach Avoiding the easy cliche s of victimhood and oppression, award winning journalist Russ Rymer brings to life the stark conflict between whites and blacks in the United States today Through three connected lives in and around northeast Florida s black resort town of American Beach an unarmed black motorist killed by a white policeman the great grandfather of Florida s first black millionaire, who lives on the beach with next to nothing and prominent Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston Rymer presents a vision of a nation where the futures of both races are as linked as their histories, where the lost record of heroic black enterprise and prominence offers a key to the struggles of every modern American.
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    About "Russ Rymer"

    1. Russ Rymer

      Russ Rymer is the author of Genie A Scientific Tragedy, which became a NOVA television documentary and was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and American Beach A Saga of Race, Wealth, and Memory, which was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book of the Year Award and named a New York Times Notable Book Rymer, currently the Joan Leiman Jacobson Non Fiction Writer in Residence at Smith College, has contributed articles to The New Yorker, National Geographic, Harper s, Atlantic, and the New York Times Magazine.

    909 thoughts on “American Beach: How "Progress" Robbed a Black Town--And Nation--Of History, Wealth, and Power”

    1. This is one of my favorite books even though there s a chapter or so about 3 4 of the way through where Rymer seems to wander away from the story I love his writing though and I love the idea that people like this really populate our world.



    2. This book is a complete hidden jewel I had no plans to read it it was one of those miracle books that jumps out at you at just the right time My parents have a house in Fernandina, and so I have traveled out there several times It wasn t until the last two times I made the drive that I noticed the brown Historic American Beach sign on the side of the highway Instantly, I somehow knew it was a former Black beach, and instantly I wanted to see it But I didn t have time to stop Flash forward a coup [...]



    3. This was suggested to me by a Fernandina Beach local as a good book for understanding the town better It is much, much than that.



    4. This was a very interesting book I have lived in northeast Florida for over twenty years and never knew the important role black Americans played in its history I loved the personal stories in the book The only reason I rated the book a four rather than a five, was the pontification by the author and those he quoted on what these stories meant It was very obvious what these compelling and often tragic stories meant and the pontifications took away from the emotional effect these stories had on m [...]


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