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Buxton: A Black Utopia in the Heartland

Buxton: A Black Utopia in the Heartland follows the history of the small coal mining town of Buxton. Buxton's history is unique as it was predominately a African American community. The book follows the history of how the town came to be, its culture, and how it became a ghost town after the demand for coal declined. For any use other than instructional resources, please check with the organization that owns this item regarding copyright restrictions.
University of Iowa Press
Publishing Place
Iowa City, Iowa
U.S. Chronology
Iowa History Eras
Relational Notes
Resource is related to the following objects, which can be found by searching the catalog number in the advanced search section: Catalog #: 2018.012.013 Tile, Roof 2018.012.014 Check, Miners 2018.012.015 Padlock 2018.012.016 Pitcher 2018.012.017 Marble 2018.012.018 Print, Photographic 2018.012.019 Print, Photographic 2018.012.020 Bottle 2018.045.346 Book
Iowa County
Early & Late Date
1998 to 2008
Resources & Additional Info
This book connects with the following standards: Standard SS.1.23 Cultural Makeup: A lesson could be created on the cultural makeup in Buxton, Iowa, and how this cultural makeup compared to/differed from many other American societies during this time.