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Friends DisappearThe Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston$
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Mary Barr

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780226156323

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226156637.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Friends Disappear

Mary Barr

University of Chicago Press

The introduction discusses the wide range of qualitative methods used including life history interviews, photo elicitation, and archival research. It introduces the reader to the individuals whose life stories unfold throughout the book. It also situates the book in an emerging scholarly literature on the northern civil rights movement and “new suburban history,” which examines minority and working class life in suburbia positing that a “city-suburban dichotomy” may not be as significant as previously determined.

Keywords:   Evanston, Illinois, Photo-memory, Qualitative methods

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