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Black Chicago : Making of a Negro Ghetto, 1890-1920 - Allan H. Spear

Black Chicago

Making of a Negro Ghetto, 1890-1920

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Allan Spear explores here the history of a major Negro community during a crucial thirty-year period when a relatively fluid patter of race relations gave way to a rigid system of segregation and discrimination. This is the first historical study of the ghetto made famous by the sociological classics of St. Clair Drake, E. Franklin Frazier, and others--by the novels of Richard Wright, and by countless blues songs. It was this ghetto that Martin Luther King, Jr., chose to focus on when he turned attention to the racial injustices of the North. Spear, by his objective treatment of the results of white racism, gives an effective, timely reminder of the serious urban problems that are the legacy of prejudice.

List of Plates
List of Maps
List of Tables
Introduction
The Rise of the Ghetto, 1890-1915
The Physical Ghetto
Jim Crow's Triumph
Chicago's Negro Elite
The New Leadership
The Institutional Ghetto
Business and Politics--the Quest for Self-Sufficiency
The Migration Years, 1915-20
From the South to the South Side
The Struggle for Homes and Jobs
The Impact of the Migration: Negro Community Life
The Impact of the Migration: Business and Politics
The Impact of the Migration: The White Response
Conclusion
A Note on Sources
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780226768571
ISBN-10: 0226768570
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 15th April 1969
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32