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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 theDepression. In this timely book, Christopher Robert Reed explores earlyDepression-era politics on Chicago's South Side. The economic crisis caused diverseresponses from groups in the black community, distinguished by their politicalideologies and stated goals. Some favored government intervention, others reform ofsocial services. Some found expression in mass street demonstrations, militantadvocacy of expanded civil rights, or revolutionary…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
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 theDepression. In this timely book, Christopher Robert Reed explores earlyDepression-era politics on Chicago's South Side. The economic crisis caused diverseresponses from groups in the black community, distinguished by their politicalideologies and stated goals. Some favored government intervention, others reform ofsocial services. Some found expression in mass street demonstrations, militantadvocacy of expanded civil rights, or revolutionary calls for a complete overhaul ofthe capitalist economic system. Reed examines the complex interactions among thesevarious groups as they played out within the community as it sought to find commonground to address the economic stresses that threatened to tear the Black Metropolisapart.
Autorenporträt
Christopher Robert Reed is Professor Emeritus of History at Roosevelt University in Chicago and author of The Emergence of the Black Metropolis, 1910-1933; Black Chicago's First Century, 1833-1900; All the World Is Here: The Black Presence at White City (IUP, 2000); and The Chicago NAACP and the Rise of Black Professional Leadership (IUP, 1997).