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The rise of Chicago's Black metropolis, 1920-1929  Cover Image E-book E-book

The rise of Chicago's Black metropolis, 1920-1929

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  • OCLC: ocn741407659
  • ISBN: 9781283077385
  • ISBN: 1283077388
  • ISBN: 0252093178
  • ISBN: 9780252093173
  • ISBN: 0252036239
  • ISBN: 9780252036231
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Published: Urbana :University of Illinois Press,[2011]
  • Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2011]

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Demography and ethos -- "The whirl of life" : the social structure -- The golden decade of Black business -- Labor : both fat and lean years -- The struggle for control over Black politics and protest -- Transformed religion and a proliferation of churches -- Cultural and aesthetic expressions.
Summary: Christopher Robert Reed describes the rise of Chicago's 'black metropolis' of the 1920s, bringing to life the fleeting vibrancy of this dynamic period of racial consciousness and solidarity. Reed shows how African Americans rapidly transformed Chicago and achieved political and economic recognition.
Subject: African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 20th century

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