Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Freedom's BallotAfrican American Political Struggles in Chicago from Abolition to the Great Migration$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Margaret Garb

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780226135908

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226136066.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use (for details see http://www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 24 January 2018

Virtue, Vice, and Building the Machine

Virtue, Vice, and Building the Machine

Chapter:
(p.147) Five Virtue, Vice, and Building the Machine
Source:
Freedom's Ballot
Author(s):

Margaret Garb

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226136066.003.0005

Detailing the emergence of South State Street as “the Stroll”-- the main street for segregated black Chicago-- this chapter looks at the simultaneous rise of African American-owned gambling dens and saloons, and the black church. It argues that black vice was a crucial economic base for legitimate black businesses and for black politicians while the church helped mobilize a politically-engaged constituency. The chapter focuses on black ministers, Archibald Carey and Reverdy Ransom, who were powerful forces in making urban churches political and social service institutions.

Keywords:   State Street, Chicago, vice, Archibald Carey, Reverdy Ransom, church, politics, African American, gambling

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.