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Deep Ellum and Central Track: Where the Black and White Worlds of Dallas Converged

Govenar, Alan B., and Jay F. Brakefield

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ISBN 10: 1574410512 / ISBN 13: 9781574410518
Published by University of North Texas Press, Denton, TX, 1998
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket.First printing of first edition. Book is As New, crisp and clean and unblemished. Dust jacket is also As New, shiny and intact. Includes photo illustrations, discographies, listings of recording sessions, index. 8vo. 344 pp. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 82353

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Title: Deep Ellum and Central Track: Where the ...

Publisher: University of North Texas Press, Denton, TX

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First edition

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A mile east of the School Book Depository in downtown Dallas lies a section of the city called Deep Ellum. Because of the area's long association with blues and jazz musicians, Deep Ellum has been shrouded in myth and misconceptions which obscure its actual history. Alan Govenar and Jay Brakefield - using oral histories, old newspapers and photographs, city directories and maps, as well as more traditional public records and secondary sources - reveal another side of Deep Ellum which includes Central Track, an area lined with black-owned business which served both black and white patrons during its heyday in the 1920s and 30s. In the Deep Ellum and Central Track areas, African Americans and whites - primarily Eastern European Jews - operated businesses from the late 19th to the mid- 20th centuries, creating a unique social climate where cultural interaction took place. Much of the information in the book is presented through the stories of remarkable individuals, including professionals, pawn-brokers and other merchants, police officers, criminals, and the blues and jazz musicians who had a lasting impact on American popular music.

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