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037    |bSimon & Schuster, Order Dept 100 Front st, Riverside, NJ,
       USA, 08075|nSAN 200-2442 
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100 1  Whitaker, Mark,|eauthor 
245 10 Smoketown :|bthe untold story of the other great Black 
       Renaissance /|cMark Whitaker 
246 3  Smoke town 
246 30 Untold story of the other great Black Renaissance 
250    First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition 
264  1 New York :|bSimon & Schuster,|c2018 
300    xxi, 404 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-384) and 
505 0  The Brown Bomber's cornermen -- The Negro Carnegies -- The
       calculating crusader -- The rise and fall of "Big Red" -- 
       Billy and Lena -- The Double V warriors -- The complex Mr.
       B -- "Jackie's Boswell" -- The women of "up south" -- The 
       bard of a broken world 
520    "The other great Renaissance of black culture, influence, 
       and glamour burst forth joyfully in what may seem an 
       unlikely place--Pittsburgh, PA--from the 1920s through the
       1950s. Today black Pittsburgh is known as the setting for 
       August Wilson's famed plays about noble but doomed working
       -class strivers. But this community once had an impact on 
       American history that rivaled the far larger black worlds 
       of Harlem and Chicago. It published the most widely read 
       black newspaper in the country, urging black voters to 
       switch from the Republican to the Democratic Party and 
       then rallying black support for World War II. It fielded 
       two of the greatest baseball teams of the Negro Leagues  
       and introduced Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers. 
       Pittsburgh was the childhood home of jazz pioneers Billy 
       Strayhorn, Billy Eckstine, Earl Hines, Mary Lou Williams, 
       and Erroll Garner; Hall of Fame slugger Josh Gibson--and 
       August Wilson himself. Some of the most glittering figures
       of the era were changed forever by the time they spent in 
       the city, from Joe Louis and Satchel Paige to Duke 
       Ellington and Lena Horne. Mark Whitaker's Smoketown is a 
       captivating portrait of this unsung community and a vital 
       addition to the story of black America. It depicts how  
       ambitious Southern migrants were drawn to a steel-making 
       city on a strategic river junction; how they were shaped 
       by its schools and a spirit of commerce with roots in the 
       Gilded Age; and how their world was eventually destroyed 
       by industrial decline and urban renewal. Whitaker takes 
       readers on a rousing, revelatory journey--and offers a 
       timely reminder that Black History is not all bleak." -- 
650  0 African Americans|zPennsylvania|zPittsburgh|xHistory 
650  0 African Americans|zPennsylvania|zPittsburgh|xIntellectual 
650  0 African Americans|zPennsylvania|zPittsburgh|xSocial 
       conditions|y20th century 
650  0 African American athletes|zPennsylvania|zPittsburgh 
650  0 Jazz musicians|zPennsylvania|zPittsburgh 
650  0 African Americans|xIntellectual life|y20th century 
651  0 Pittsburgh (Pa.)|xIntellectual life|y20th century 
651  0 Pittsburgh (Pa.)|xCivilization 
776 08 |iOnline version:|aWhitaker, Mark.|tSmoketown|dNew York : 
       Simon & Schuster, [2018]|z9781501122439|w(DLC)  2017020491
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