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Author Reed, Touré F.

Title Not alms but opportunity : the Urban League & the politics of racial uplift, 1910-1950 / Touré F. Reed
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 254 pages) : illustrations
Contents The ideological origins of the Urban League -- Community development and housing, 1910-1932 -- Vocational training, employment, and job placements, 1910-1932 -- Labor unions, social reorganization, and the acculturation of Black workers, 1910-1932 -- Vocational guidance and organized labor during the New Deal, 1933-1940 -- Employment from the March on Washington movement to the Pilot Placement Project, 1940-1950 -- Housing and neighborhood work in the age of the welfare state, 1933-1950
Summary Illuminating the class issues that shaped the racial uplift movement, Touré Reed explores the ideology and policies of the Urban League's activities in New York and Chicago during the first half of the twentieth century. Reed argues that racial uplift in the Urban League reflected many of the class biases pervading contemporaneous social reform movements, resulting in an emphasis on behavioral, rather than structural, remedies to the disadvantages faced by Afro-Americans. Reed traces the Urban League's ideology to the famed Chicago School of Sociology. The Chicago School offered Leaguers power
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-244) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject National Urban League -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- To 1964.
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Social classes -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
Social classes -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008007810
ISBN 0807888540 (electronic bk.)
1469605708 (electronic bk.)
9780807888544 (electronic bk.)
9781469605708 (electronic bk.)