Knock at the Door of Opportunity: Black Migration to Chicago, 1900-1919
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"Disputing the so-called ghetto studies that depicted the early part of the twentieth century as the nadir of African American society, this thoughtful volume by Christopher Robert Reed investigates black life in turn-of-the-century Chicago, revealing a vibrant community that grew and developed on Chicago's South Side in the early 1900s. Reed also explores the impact of the fifty thousand black southerners who streamed into the city during the Great Migration of 1916-1918, effectively doubling Chicago's African American population. Those already residing in Chicago's black neighborhoods had a lot in common with those who migrated, Reed demonstrates, and the two groups became unified, building a broad community base able to face discrimination and prejudice while contributing to Chicago's growth and development. Reed not only explains how Chicago's African Americans openly competed with white people for jobs, housing and an independent political voice but also examines the structure of
|Publisher:||Southern Illinois Univ Pr|
|Publish Date:||Jun 2014|
|Number of Pages:||390|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.55|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.0 x 9.0 x 1.25|
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