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Alley Life in Washington: Family, Community, Religion, and Folklife in the City, 1850-1970 (Blacks in the New World) Paperback – September 1, 1980


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Product Details

  • Series: Blacks in the New World
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press (September 1, 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0252010035
  • ISBN-13: 978-0252010033
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,443,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A significant contribution to the literature of black urban history." -- Journal of Interdisciplinary History.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Charles E. Pope on September 5, 2011
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This book details a fascinating and lost aspect of Washington DC life, the many thousands who once lived in the alley houses. The grew up in these allies a close knit though often troubled and impoverished community of mostly African Americans. Despite their poverty they were not isolated as so many poor are today. They lived just behind some very wealthy homeowners and had access to the wider parts of the city than today when the poor are largely segregated east of the river. Sadly the Government condemned these houses in the 1950s and ordered all the allies closed. The poor were huddled into "garden" apartments and other arrangements such as the Ellen Wilson Dwellings, and the Arthur Caper developments. This book details well the live they lived, the struggles they faced and how the end came to this facet of DC life. The book is filled with drawings and charts, as well as pictures.
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By Paul Phelan on August 21, 2013
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I've lived in DC for 33 years now and have learned to love researching its rich history, This book inspires one o dig a bit deeper and appreciate some long-gone alleys and a few still existing in recognizable form.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joseph A. Truglio on December 3, 2014
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Interesting history of 'black life' in war time D.C.
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