Reed, Christopher Robert.

The Depression Comes to the South Side : Protest and Politics in the Black Metropolis, 1930-1933 - Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2011. - 1 online resource (205 p.) - eBooks on Demand Blacks in the Diaspora . - Blacks in the Diaspora .

Cover; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Impact of the Depression on Home Life, Institutions, and Organizations; 2. The Ineffectiveness of Conventional Politics; 3. Protest Activism in the Streets: An Alternative to Conventional Politics; 4. Organized Protest Responses-From Militant to Revolutionary; 5. Organized Efforts in Behalf of Civil Rights; 6. Cultural Stirrings and Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index

In the 1920s, the South Side was looked on as the new Black Metropolis, but by the turn of the decade that vision was already in decline-a victim of the Depression. In this timely book, Christopher Robert Reed explores early Depression-era politics on Chicago's South Side. The economic crisis caused diverse responses from groups in the black community, distinguished by their political ideologies and stated goals. Some favored government intervention, others reform of social services. Some found expression in mass street demonstrations, militant advocacy of expanded civil rights, or revoluti

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African Americans --Civil rights --Illinois --Chicago --History --20th century.
African Americans --Illinois --Chicago --Politics and government --20th century.
African Americans --Illinois --Chicago --Social conditions --20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) --Politics and government --20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) --Social conditions --20th century.
Depressions --1929 --Illinois --Chicago --Social aspects.
South Chicago (Ill.) --Politics and government --20th century.
South Chicago (Ill.) --Social conditions --20th century.


Electronic books.

F548.9.N4R444 2011

323.1196/073077311