close

Buy Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa - (American Heritage) by Rachelle Chase (Paperback) in United States - Rehmie.com

Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa - (American Heritage) by Rachelle Chase (Paperback)

REP343384 09781467140461 REP343384

Arcadia Publishing

Arcadia Publishing
2023-08-12 USD 37.91

$ 37.91 $ 39.08

Item Added to Cart

*Product availability is subject to suppliers inventory

Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa - (American Heritage) by  Rachelle Chase (Paperback)
SHIPPING ALL OVER UNITED STATES
Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa - (American Heritage) by  Rachelle Chase (Paperback)
100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa - (American Heritage) by  Rachelle Chase (Paperback)
EASY 30 DAYSRETURNS & REFUNDS
Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa - (American Heritage) by  Rachelle Chase (Paperback)
24/7 CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa - (American Heritage) by  Rachelle Chase (Paperback)
TRUSTED AND SAFE WEBSITE
Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa - (American Heritage) by  Rachelle Chase (Paperback)
100% SECURE CHECKOUT
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)
Weight: .65 Pounds
Number of Pages: 176
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: United States
Series Title: American Heritage
Format: Paperback
Publisher: History Press
Author: Rachelle Chase
Age Range: Adult
Book theme: State & Local
Language: English



About the Book



Some have called Buxton a Black Utopia. In the town of five thousand residents, established in 1900, African Americans and Caucasians lived worked and attended school together. It was a thriving, one-of-a-kind coal mining town created by the Consolidation Coal Company. This inclusive approach provided opportunity for its residents. Dr. E.A. Carter was the first African American to get a medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1907. He returned to Buxton and was hired by the coal company, where he treated both black and white patients. Attorney George Woodson ran for file clerk in the Iowa Senate for the Republican Party in 1898, losing to a white man by one vote. Author Rachelle Chase details the amazing events that created this unique community and what made it disappear. --



Book Synopsis



Some have called Buxton a Black Utopia. In the town of five thousand residents, established in 1900, African Americans and Caucasians lived, worked and attended school together. It was a thriving, one-of-a-kind coal mining town created by the Consolida



Review Quotes



"Rachelle Chase has elevated herself into a position of deep knowledge and understanding of a great American story, the legacy of Buxton, Iowa. Her unparalleled research and imagery of this incredible time is captured, including how events developed towards the magic of Buxton." John Busbee, The Culture Buzz



"Rachelle Chase provides a historical overview of one of America's most enlightened Black-dominated communities, Buxton, Iowa, located in the coal-mining county of Monroe. This racially progressive town of more than 6,000 residents claimed a black YMCA, black baseball team, and black physician. Although a company town, controlled by an affiliate of the Chicago & North Western Railway, and lasting for only several decades, Buxton gave blacks personal advantages in the Age of Jim Crow. Extensively researched and pleasantly written, Chase covers all facets of daily life. Rare photographs augment her coverage of this unique Hawkeye State place." H. Roger Grant, professor of history, Clemson University, and author of The North Western: A History of the Chicago & North Western Railway System