A few red drops : the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 / Claire Hartfield.Material type: TextPublisher: Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Copyright date: ©2018Description: 198 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780544785137; 0544785134; 9780605971912; 0605971919.Other title: Few red drops, the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 | Chicago Race Riot of 1919.Subject(s): Chicago Race Riot, Chicago, Ill., 1919 -- Juvenile literature | Chicago (Ill.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 1875- -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature | Race relations | Civil rights movements -- Illinois -- Chicago | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Law & Crime | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- People & Places -- United States -- African American | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Social Topics -- Violence | African Americans -- Social conditions | Race relations | Illinois -- Chicago | African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social conditions | Chicago Race Riot, Chicago, Ill., 1919 | Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 1898-1919 | Chicago (Ill.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century | Since 1875Genre/Form: Coretta Scott King Award | Nonfiction. | History. | Instructional and educational works. | Juvenile works. | Instructional and educational works.DDC classification: 305.896/0730773110904
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-189) and index.
Catalyst. The beach ; A time to reap -- First Whispers. Freedom fight ; Self-reliance ; White Negroes ; Waste matters ; Parallel universes ; A stone's throw -- Up From the South. A higher call ; The northern fever ; A real place for Negroes ; A job, any job ; Full to bursting ; Respectability and respect -- Reaping the Whirlwind. Tensions rising ; Last straws ; Race riot ; Ratcheting up ; Point-counterpoint ; Moment of truth.
This book examines the events and forces leading up to the 1919 race riots in Chicago.
"A white man threw a stone that hit and killed a teenage black boy, and a day at the beach--July 27, 1919--exploded into an urban nightmare. The ensuing race riot that took over Chicago's South Side streets killed and wounded many and left their neighborhoods in ruins. The tensions that fueled the riot had been building in the city for decades. Looking for a better life in Chicago, waves of white immigrants from Europe and black migrants from the South converged to form an underclass divided by racial prejudice. As workers in the busy stockyards, they were pitted against one another by the tycoons who controlled the labor market. Politicians and the police force made no attempt to defuse the tension. Most other white Chicagoans wanted nothing to do with their black neighbors. The violence in Chicago's streets simmered down but has erupted time and again, and continues to appear in national headlines to this day, a century later. Claire Hartfield's eye-opening, authoritative account of the 1919 race riot, the conditions that created it, and its legacy sheds light on an important and painful moment in the ongoing struggle for racial justice"--Jacket.
Ages 12 and up.
Chicago Public Library Best Teen Nonfiction, 2018
Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner, 2019
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature Finalist, 2018