The California dream : African American leisure sites during the Jim Crow era / Alison Rose Jefferson.

"Alison Rose Jefferson examines how African Americans pioneered America's "frontier of leisure" by creating communities and business projects in conjunction with their growing population in Southern California during the nation's Jim Crow era"--

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Bibliographic Details
Online Access: Full Text (via EBSCO)
Main Author: Jefferson, Alison R. (Author)
Format: Electronic eBook
Published: [Lincoln] : [University of Nebraska Press], [2020]
Table of Contents:
  • Historical context of leisure, the California dream, and the African American experience
  • Before Beach blanket bingo: the politics of remembering African American leisure and removal in Los Angeles County at Bruce's Beach
  • Race, real estate, and remembrance in Santa Monica's Ocean Park neighborhood
  • Lake Elsinore: a Southern California resort town mecca for African American pleasure seekers
  • Welcome to the Parkridge: adventures of African Americans in Southern California exurban country club and subdivision development during the 1920s
  • Eureka! Race, leisure, subdivisions, promoters, and gambling on the California dream.