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The Depression comes to the South Side : protest and politics in the Black metropolis, 1930-1933  Cover Image E-book E-book

The Depression comes to the South Side : protest and politics in the Black metropolis, 1930-1933

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  • OCLC: ocn757756362
  • ISBN: 0253356520
  • ISBN: 9780253356529
  • ISBN: 1280596465
  • ISBN: 9781280596469
  • ISBN: 0253005523
  • ISBN: 9780253005526
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 182 pages) : illustrations
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  • Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-175) and index.
Contents: The impact of the Depression on home life, institutions, and organizations -- The ineffectiveness of conventional politics -- Protest activism in the streets : an alternative to conventional politics -- Organized protest responses, from militant to revolutionary : the NAACP and the Communist Party -- Organized efforts in behalf of civil rights -- Cultural stirrings and conclusion.
Summary: "In the 1920s, the South Side was looked on as the new Black Metropolis, but by the turn of the decade that vision was already in decline -- a victim of the Depression. In this timely book, Christopher Robert Reed explores early Depression-era politics on Chicago's South Side. The economic crisis caused diverse responses from groups in the black community, distinguished by their political ideologies and stated goals. Some favored government intervention, others reform of social services. Some found expression in mass street demonstrations, militant advocacy of expanded civil rights, or revolutionary calls for a complete overhaul of the capitalist economic system. Reed examines the complex interactions among these various groups as they played out within the community as it sought to find common ground to address the economic stresses that threatened to tear the Black Metropolis apart"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Politics and government -- 20th century
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social conditions -- 20th century
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century
Depressions -- 1929 -- Social aspects -- Illinois -- Chicago
South Chicago (Chicago, Ill.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
South Chicago (Chicago, Ill.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Chicago (Ill.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
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