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Author Reed, Christopher Robert.

Title The Depression comes to the South Side : protest and politics in the Black metropolis, 1930-1933 / Christopher Robert Reed
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 182 pages) : illustrations
Series Blacks in the diaspora
Blacks in the diaspora.
Contents The impact of the Depression on home life, institutions, and organizations -- The ineffectiveness of conventional politics -- Protest activism in the streets : an alternative to conventional politics -- Organized protest responses, from militant to revolutionary : the NAACP and the Communist Party -- Organized efforts in behalf of civil rights -- Cultural stirrings and conclusion
Summary "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 revolutionary calls for a complete overhaul of the capitalist economic system. Reed examines the complex interactions among these various groups as they played out within the community as it sought to find common ground to address the economic stresses that threatened to tear the Black Metropolis apart"--Provided by publisher
Analysis "Multi-User"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-175) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject 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.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Social aspects -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Political science.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
South Chicago (Chicago, Ill.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
South Chicago (Chicago, Ill.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011011595
ISBN 0253005523 (electronic bk.)
9780253005526 (electronic bk.)
9781280596469 (MyiLibrary)