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Black New Jersey: 1664 to the Present Day
by Graham Russell Gao Hodges
Rutgers University Press, 2019
Cloth: 978-0-8135-9518-4 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-9521-4
Library of Congress Classification E185.93.N54H64 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.8960730749

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Black New Jersey tells the rich and complex story of the African American community’s remarkable accomplishments and the colossal obstacles they faced along the way. Drawing from rare archives, historian Graham Russell Gao Hodges brings to life the courageous black men and women who fought for their freedom and eventually built a sturdy and substantial middle class. He explores how the state’s unique mix of religious, artistic, and cultural traditions have helped to produce such world-renowned figures as Paul Robeson, Cory Booker, and Queen Latifah, as well as a host of lesser-known but equally influential New Jersey natives.  
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