How Black Beaches Became White Wealth

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During the twentieth century, a significant amount of coastal property in the South was home to, and owned by, African Americans. In The Land Was Ours, Andrew W. Kahrl discusses the history of these beaches, and how they transitioned to luxury properties such as resorts and condominiums. Kahrl also reflects on the social, economic, and environmental implications of this redevelopment. 

Andrew W. Kahrl is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia. 

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