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The Rise of Chicago's Black Metropolis, 1920-1929

Christopher Robert Reed

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036231
eISBN:
9780252093173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036231.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

During the Roaring 1920s, African Americans rapidly transformed their Chicago into a “black metropolis.” This book describes the rise of African Americans in Chicago's political economy, bringing to ... More


Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story

Cicero M., III Fain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042591
eISBN:
9780252051432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042591.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book studies the multi-generational transition of rural and semi-rural southern black migrants to life in the embryonic urban-industrial town of Huntington, West Virginia, between 1871 and 1929. ... More


Spreading Our Wings: Afro-Huntingtonian Progress during the Era of “Benevolent Segregation”

Cicero M. Fain III

in Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042591
eISBN:
9780252051432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042591.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Huntington’s growth as a regional urban-industrial hub and black socio-cultural enclave during the early-twentieth century, an era of resurgent white racism nationally. Central ... More


Institutional Development, Public Space, and Political Aspiration in Early Huntington, 1870–Early 1900s

Cicero M. Fain III

in Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042591
eISBN:
9780252051432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042591.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the metamorphosis of the black Huntingtonians varied responses to rising Jim Crowism during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Benefiting from increasing ... More


African American Cultural Expression in Chicago before the Renaissance: The Performing, Visual, and Literary Arts, 1893–1933

Christopher Robert Reed

in The Black Chicago Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037023
eISBN:
9780252094392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037023.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the local historical context of the Black Chicago Renaissance. It discusses the existence of a layered class structure within the black community, and underscores the importance ... More


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