Franchise by Marcia Chatelain audiobook

Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

By Marcia Chatelain
Read by Machelle Williams

Highbridge Audio 9781631493942
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The untold history of how fast food became one of the greatest generators of Black wealth in America. Just as The Color of Law provided a vital understanding of red-lining and racial segregation, Marcia Chatelain’s Franchise investigates the complex interrelationship between Black communities and America’s largest, most popular fast food chain. Taking us from the first McDonald’s drive-in in San Bernardino to the franchise on Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, in the summer of 2014, Chatelain shows how fast food is a source of both power―economic and political―and despair for African Americans. As she contends, fast food is, more than ever before, a key battlefield in the fight for racial justice.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in History

Winner of the 2022 James Beard Foundation Award in Writing

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

The untold history of how fast food became one of the greatest generators of Black wealth in America.

Just as The Color of Law provided a vital understanding of red-lining and racial segregation, Marcia Chatelain’s Franchise investigates the complex interrelationship between Black communities and America’s largest, most popular fast food chain.

Taking us from the first McDonald’s drive-in in San Bernardino to the franchise on Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, in the summer of 2014, Chatelain shows how fast food is a source of both power―economic and political―and despair for African Americans. As she contends, fast food is, more than ever before, a key battlefield in the fight for racial justice.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This isn’t just a story of exploitation or, conversely, empowerment; it’s a cautionary tale about relying on the private sector to provide what the public needs and how promises of real economic development invariably come up short." New York Times
“An impeccably researched examination…A fascinating, overlooked perspective on a US institution.” Ms. Magazine
“A stunning story of post-1960s urban Black America, a tale of triumph and good intentions but also of tragic consequences for race relations, poverty, and dietary health.” David W. Blight, Pulitzer Prize-winning author

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Author

Author Bio: Marcia Chatelain

Author Bio: Marcia Chatelain

Marcia Chatelain is the author of South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration and Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History. She is a Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University. She is a leading public voice on the history of race, education, and food culture.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English