A brilliant, lively account of the Black Renaissance that burst forth in Pittsburgh from the 1920s through the 1950s--“Smoketown will appeal to anybody interested in black history and anybody who loves a good story…terrific, eminently readable…fascinating” (The Washington Post).

Today black Pittsburgh is known as the setting for August Wilson’s famed plays about noble, but doomed, working-class citizens. But this community once had an impact on American… (more)

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Smoketown is a good read. Through its chronicling of historical events and the African Americans who experienced them, the book offers an intelligent look at the neglected topic of black life in an industrial city during its golden age.

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster (January 30, 2018)

Parent ISBN: 9781501122422

Page count: 432 pages

File size: 67 MB

Language: English

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