Knock at the Door of Opportunity

Knock at the Door of Opportunity

Black Migration to Chicago, 1900-1919

eBook - 2014
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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.
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2014.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (410 pages)

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