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An American beach for African Americans, Marsha Dean Phelts

Label
An American beach for African Americans
Title
An American beach for African Americans
Statement of responsibility
Marsha Dean Phelts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the only complete history of Florida's American Beach to date, Marsha Dean Phelts draws together personal interviews, photos, newspaper articles, memoirs, maps, and official documents to reconstruct the character and traditions of Amelia Island's 200-acre African American community. In its heyday, when other beaches grudgingly provided only limited access, black vacationers traveled as many as 1,000 miles down the east coast of the United States and hundreds of miles along the Gulf coast to a beachfront that welcomed their business."--BOOK JACKET. "Beginning in 1781 with the Samuel Harrison homestead on the southern end of Amelia Island, Phelts traces the birth of the community to General Sherman's Special Field Order No. 15, in which the Union granted many former Confederate coastal holdings, including Harrison's property, to former slaves."--BOOK JACKET. "Moving through the Jim Crow era, Phelts describes the development of American Beach's predecessors in the early 1900s. Finally, she provides the fullest account to date of the life and contributions of Abraham Lincoln Lewis, the wealthy African American businessman who in 1935, as president of the Afro-American Life Insurance Company, initiated the purchase and development of the tract of seashore known as American Beach. From Lewis's arrival on the scene, Phelts follows the community's sustained development and growth, highlighting landmarks like the Ocean-Vu-Inn and the Blue Palace and concluding with a stirring plea for the preservation of American Beach, which is currently threatened by encroaching development."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phelts, Marsha Dean
Dewey number
975.9/11
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F319.A45
LC item number
P47 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • American Beach (Fla.)
Target audience
adult
Label
An American beach for African Americans, Marsha Dean Phelts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [184]-188)
Contents
  • 5.
  • Early Homes
  • 6.
  • Miss Martha's Hideaway
  • 7.
  • Ocean-Vu-Inn
  • 8.
  • A Who's Who of Vacationers and Visitors
  • 9.
  • A 1950s Trip to the Beach
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Hurricane Dora
  • 11.
  • Gay Poppers, Boomerangs, and High Fashion at the Crossroads
  • 12.
  • Evans's Rendezvous
  • 13.
  • Sheriff H. J. Youngblood
  • 14.
  • Law, Order, and Race
  • An African American Beach
  • 15.
  • Driving on the Beach
  • 16.
  • Stewartville at AIA
  • 17.
  • The Irony of Civil Rights
  • 18.
  • The Beach Rejuvenated
  • 19.
  • From Winter Shelling to Virgo Bash
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • American Beach Dining Rooms
  • 21.
  • Day-Tripping Feasts
  • 22.
  • Family Cuisine
  • 23.
  • Storm Clouds
  • Franklin Town
  • 3.
  • A. L. Lewis
  • 4.
  • A Beach Named American
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 188 p.
Isbn
9780813015040
Lccn
97007277
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM36446868
  • CARL036446868
Label
An American beach for African Americans, Marsha Dean Phelts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [184]-188)
Contents
  • 5.
  • Early Homes
  • 6.
  • Miss Martha's Hideaway
  • 7.
  • Ocean-Vu-Inn
  • 8.
  • A Who's Who of Vacationers and Visitors
  • 9.
  • A 1950s Trip to the Beach
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Hurricane Dora
  • 11.
  • Gay Poppers, Boomerangs, and High Fashion at the Crossroads
  • 12.
  • Evans's Rendezvous
  • 13.
  • Sheriff H. J. Youngblood
  • 14.
  • Law, Order, and Race
  • An African American Beach
  • 15.
  • Driving on the Beach
  • 16.
  • Stewartville at AIA
  • 17.
  • The Irony of Civil Rights
  • 18.
  • The Beach Rejuvenated
  • 19.
  • From Winter Shelling to Virgo Bash
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • American Beach Dining Rooms
  • 21.
  • Day-Tripping Feasts
  • 22.
  • Family Cuisine
  • 23.
  • Storm Clouds
  • Franklin Town
  • 3.
  • A. L. Lewis
  • 4.
  • A Beach Named American
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 188 p.
Isbn
9780813015040
Lccn
97007277
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM36446868
  • CARL036446868

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