Hamilton Park a Planned Black Community in Dallas
- List Price: $55.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
- Publish date: 03/01/1998
- ISBN: 9780801857669
- ISBN10: 080185766X
Placing this movement by Dallas blacks to obtain decent housing into the broader context of rapid post-war growth in the United States, Wilson examines how the assault on housing segregation waged by Dallas's black leadership matched the struggles of African-American leaders throughout the nation. He outlines the dilemma of identifying and procuring a suitable tract of land -- one large enough, near African-American employment, and far enough from whites' neighborhoods that the development would not be opposed. He also examines individual struggles, from procuring utilities in the new neighborhood to arranging financing for new home buyers to choosing street names.