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Heavenston

Mary Barr

in Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226156323
eISBN:
9780226156637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156637.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the mid-nineteenth century a group of Methodist ministers founded Northwestern University infusing Evanston’s economic, political, and cultural life with a religious morality. Chapter 1 presents ... More


Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

Mary Barr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226156323
eISBN:
9780226156637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156637.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Growing up in a progressive and affluent suburb certainly has its advantages, but not everyone reaps the benefits of their privileged surroundings. This book examines the differences that race, ... More


The Coffin Affair

Mary Barr

in Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226156323
eISBN:
9780226156637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156637.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The school board expressed its commitment to integration but unhappiness with Coffin. According to some members he had an abrasive personality and was moving ‘too far, too fast. ’ Chapter 3 ... More


A Salt-and-Pepper Mix

Mary Barr

in Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226156323
eISBN:
9780226156637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156637.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Northern schools were no less segregated than their southern counterparts. Rooted in segregated residential patterns attendance areas were organized using a neighborhood concept designed so that ... More


Bringing the Movement Home

Mary Barr

in Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226156323
eISBN:
9780226156637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156637.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Restrictive covenants and deeds specifying that only whites could own or occupy a residence proved to be an effective and peaceful way of shaping the social geography. Zoning laws prohibited the ... More


Introduction

Mary Barr

in Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226156323
eISBN:
9780226156637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156637.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction discusses the wide range of qualitative methods used including life history interviews, photo elicitation, and archival research. It introduces the reader to the individuals whose ... More


Stuff for the Kids That Are Less Fortunate

Mary Barr

in Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226156323
eISBN:
9780226156637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156637.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Like schools and neighborhoods, work is also a key component in the articulation of race, gender, and class. Chapter 7 surveys Evanston’s dual economy. During the 1960s civil rights and black power ... More


Friends Disappear

Mary Barr

in Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226156323
eISBN:
9780226156637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156637.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 6 discusses how Evanston Township a well-respected high school created difference and promoted segregation. During the 1960s black students organized demanding courses and faculty that ... More


Free to Roam

Mary Barr

in Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226156323
eISBN:
9780226156637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156637.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During Coffin’s term Evanston made tremendous strides. Chapter 4 examines the group’s experiences at Nichols Middle School. This is where most of us met for the first time. Drawing from larger ... More


Together Again, One Last Time

Mary Barr

in Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226156323
eISBN:
9780226156637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156637.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

While it is tempting to ask what socializing institution had the most impact on our lives, I conclude by reiterating their interconnectedness. School, neighborhood, and work shaped individual life ... More


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