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Running the Numbers: Race, Police, and the History of Urban Gambling

Matthew Vaz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226690445
eISBN:
9780226690582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226690582.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores conflict over everyday gambling in urban America from the 1950s through the 1980s. The popular illegal games "numbers" and "policy" thrived in African American communities in New ... More


Working with Faith Communities

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón

in The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704475
eISBN:
9781501705892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter offers guidelines for working with faith communities. Some worker centers emerged directly from religious congregations or were formed by interfaith groups. For example, the Southside ... More


Prologue

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this prologue, Harry Haywood talks about an eventful date in his life: July 28, 1919. On that day, he literally stepped into a battle that was to last the rest of his life. Exactly three months ... More


The 1990s: decline and divergence

Ruth Lupton

in Poverty Street: The dynamics of neighbourhood decline and renewal

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345356
eISBN:
9781447303039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345356.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses the history of the areas' decline and divergence during the 1990s. It is noted that the fortunes of Southside and West-City pull apart. These two areas represent the extremes ... More


The Railroad

William Marvel

in A Place Called Appomattox

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628394
eISBN:
9781469628493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

As Clover Hill grows from a stage stop into a hamlet surrounding a county seat, an emancipated slave named Charles Diuguid establishes his blacksmith shop in the village. Samuel McDearmon attempts to ... More


Super Lou’s Chitlin’ Circuit

Marcus Anthony Hunter and Zandria F. Robinson

in Chocolate Cities: The Black Map of American Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520292826
eISBN:
9780520966178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292826.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter begins using an intimate moment from a 1966 concert by musician Lou Rawls. Detailing the shared experiences and connections across black communities, this chapter uses Rawls’s insight to ... More


The Grudging Resumption of Public Education

in Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226063898
eISBN:
9780226063911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226063911.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter demonstrates that the conflict in Prince Edward County did not end with the resumption of public education. While complying with the Supreme Court mandate to reopen schools, the county ... More


“Ahead of His Time”: The Legacy of Bishop Sheil and the Unfulfilled Promise of Catholic Interracialism

Timothy B. Neary

in Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago, 1914-1954

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388762
eISBN:
9780226388939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388939.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A reflection on the life of Bishop Bernard Sheil and Chicago’s Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) concludes Crossing Parish Boundaries. American society changed dramatically by the time Sheil died in ... More


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