Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 16, Number 1, Spring, 2004 Page: 54
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tory interviews with Hamilton Park residents,
Wilson documents the history of the community
and uses the residents' personal narratives to
tell this important story in Dallas history. Unlike
Schutze and Linden,Wilson also places this story
within the context of American and AfricanAmerican
historiography. That is, he compares
the development of Hamilton Park to other
examples of urban residential development
among African Americans in the United States.
He even shows how socioeconomic class affected
the aspirations of African Americans for better
housing. Although Wilson's book addresses
only one section of Dallas's African-American
community, it is a very important work for
understanding a key issue that confronted
African Americans throughout their history in
The works of Schutze, Linden, and Wilson
provide the best examinations of race relations in
the city of Dallas.They also indirectly address the
history of African Americans in the city-albeit
from the narrow perspectives of race relations,
the desegregation of public education, and an
all-black housing development. Several other
works address specific aspects of black history in
Dallas. In Black Texas Women (1995) Ruthe
Winegarten profiles a number of AfricanAmerican
women in Dallas who were trailblazers
and activists in the state. Another book by
Winegarten, The Lives and Times of Black Women
in Dallas (2002), written with Marc Sanders,
focuses specifically on the African-American
women in the city who have made a difference.
Winegarten and Sanders provide an account of
black Dallas women in fields from arts and culture
and education to civil rights and politics.
The book is organized chronologically; many of
the women cited have also appeared in the
works by Williams and Shay, Prince, and espe
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