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A people's history of Chicago

Coval, Kevin (author.). Chance the Rapper, (writer of foreword.).

Summary: Coval's poems celebrate the history of Chicago from the perspective of those on the margins, those whose stories often go untold. In doing so he honors the everyday lives and enduring resistance of the city's workers, poor people, and people of color, whose cultural and political revolutions continue to shape the social landscape.

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  • OCLC: ocn978640316
  • Publisher Number: EB00687248 Recorded Books
  • ISBN: 160846671X
  • ISBN: 160846766X
  • ISBN: 9781608467662
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 135 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Chicago : Haymarket Books, 2017.

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Note: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed March 20, 2017).
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-130)
Contents: Shikaakwa -- Lasalle wrote it down wrong -- The Father is a Black man -- The Treaty of Chicago -- Hog butcher for the world -- Albert Parsons can hang -- How to be down -- The L gets open -- The white city -- Eugene Debs reads Marx in prison -- Reversing the flow of the Chicago River -- The Great Migration -- The Eastland disaster -- The murder of Eugene Williams -- Society for Human Rights (America's first gay rights organization) -- Thomas Dorsey, gospel's daddy -- Gwendolyn Brooks stands in the mecca -- Hansberry vs. Lee -- Muddy Waters goes electric -- Nelson Algren meets Simone de Beauvoir at the Palmer House -- Pickle with a peppermint stick -- Sun Ra becomes a synthesizer -- Hugh hefner, a play boy -- Mamie Till bears the movement -- King daley unfurls his burnham plan -- The Division Street riots -- Martin Luther King prays in Marquette Park -- Studs Terkel drops a mixtape -- Carl Sandburg Village (where my parents met) -- Wall of respect -- AfriCOBRA -- The assassination of Chairman Fred Hampton -- Don L. Lee becomes Haki Madhubuti -- The Chicago 21 Plan -- Leaving Aldine -- Ode to Steppin -- Disco demolition -- Mayor byrne moves into & out of Cabrini Green -- Ron Hardy plays the record backwards -- The assassination of Rudy Lozano -- Marc Smith invents the poetry slam -- Collateral damage -- The day Harold died -- Patronage -- Fresh to death -- Molemen beat tapes -- Graffiti blasters : an erasure (a buff) -- The Violent Crime Control & Law Enforcement Act -- The etymology of Chicago Joe -- Common's resurrection -- The Supreme Court makes color illegal -- Erasing the green -- Ida B. Wells testifies in the ghost town -- How to teach poetry in Chicago public schools -- Lenard Clark pedals for air -- Baby come on : an ode to footwork -- A moratorium on the death penalty -- Praise the house party -- Día de las madres -- Kanye says what's on everybody's mind -- I wasn't in Grant Park when Obama was elected -- Republic Windows workers sit in -- The night the Modern Wing was bombed -- When King Louie first heard the word Chiraq -- An elegy for Dr. Margaret Burroughs -- A dedication to the inaugural poet -- Memoir of the Red X -- Chief Keef's epiphany at Lollapalooza -- Teachers' strike in the Chicago tradition -- During Ramadan the Gates of Heaven are open -- Ms. Devine explains the meaning of modern art : a found poem -- Two cities celebrate Independence Day -- We charge genocide -- Atoning for the Neo-liberal in all or rahm emanuel as the chicken on Kapparot -- 400 days -- The night the Cubs win the World Series -- Chicago has my heart.
Subject: Chicago (Ill.) -- Poetry
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- Poetry

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