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Crucibles of Black EmpowermentChicago’s Neighborhood Politics from the New Deal to Harold Washington

Crucibles of Black Empowerment: Chicago’s Neighborhood Politics from the New Deal to Harold Washington

Jeffrey Helgeson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226130699
eISBN:
9780226130729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226130729.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1983, black Chicagoans elected Harold Washington as the city’s first black mayor. In the process, they overthrew the white Democratic machine and its regime of “plantation politics.” This book ... More

Freedom's BallotAfrican American Political Struggles in Chicago from Abolition to the Great Migration

Freedom's Ballot: African American Political Struggles in Chicago from Abolition to the Great Migration

Margaret Garb

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226135908
eISBN:
9780226136066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136066.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book is about three generations of African American activists--the ministers, professionals, labor leaders, club women and striving entrepreneurs-- who engaged in political struggles, ... More

In the Shadow of SlaveryAfrican Americans in New York City, 1626-1863

In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863

Leslie M. Harris

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226317748
eISBN:
9780226317755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317755.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1991 in lower Manhattan, a team of construction workers made an astonishing discovery. Just two blocks from City Hall, under twenty feet of asphalt, concrete, and rubble, lay the remains of an ... More

Places of Their OwnAfrican American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century

Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century

Andrew Wiese

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226896410
eISBN:
9780226896267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226896267.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

On Melbenan Drive just west of Atlanta, sunlight falls onto a long row of well-kept lawns. Two dozen homes line the street; behind them wooden decks and living-room windows open onto vast woodland ... More

The Power to DieSlavery and Suicide in British North America

The Power to Die: Slavery and Suicide in British North America

Terri L. Snyder

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226280561
eISBN:
9780226280738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280738.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Acts of suicide by enslaved people carried significant cultural, legal, and political implications in the emerging slave societies of British America and, later, the United States. This study a wide ... More

Schooling CitizensThe Struggle for African American Education in Antebellum America

Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African American Education in Antebellum America

Hilary J. Moss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226542492
eISBN:
9780226542515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542515.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

While white residents of antebellum Boston and New Haven forcefully opposed the education of black residents, their counterparts in slaveholding Baltimore did little to resist the establishment of ... More

Under a Bad SignCriminal Self-Representation in African American Popular Culture

Under a Bad Sign: Criminal Self-Representation in African American Popular Culture

Jonathan Munby

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226550350
eISBN:
9780226550374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226550374.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

What accounts for the persistence of the figure of the black criminal in popular culture created by African Americans? Unearthing the history of art that has often seemed at odds with the politics of ... More

A World More ConcreteReal Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida

A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida

N. D. B. Connolly

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226115146
eISBN:
9780226135250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135250.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A World More Concrete argues that Americans, immigrants, and even indigenous people, between the 1890s and the 1960s, made tremendous investments in racial apartheid, largely in an effort to govern ... More

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