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An Overview of Race Riots in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles

Janet L. Abu-Lughod

in Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195328752
eISBN:
9780199944057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Almost half a century has now elapsed since the 1960s when African American neighborhoods in more than 300 cities experienced civil disorders or ghetto uprisings. The book looks in detail at six ... More


Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles

Janet L. Abu-Lughod

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195328752
eISBN:
9780199944057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

American society has been long plagued by cycles of racial violence, most dramatically in the 1960s when hundreds of ghetto uprisings erupted across American cities. Though the larger, underlying ... More


The Harlem Revolts of 1935 and 1943

Janet L. Abu-Lughod

in Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195328752
eISBN:
9780199944057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Racial tensions have been recurring phenomena deeply embedded in New York City's past, as they have been in American history in general. Among others, there were significant protests in Harlem in ... More


Graphic Inscriptions of Power: The 1919 Chicago Race Riots

Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

in Sanctuary: African Americans and Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195369915
eISBN:
9780199893379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369915.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

“Graphic Inscriptions of Power,” examines the Chicago race riot of 1919 within larger histories of American foreign policy, specifically the U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915–1934). Tracing the shared ... More


The Detroit Race Riot of 1943

Harvard Sitkoff

in Toward Freedom Land: The Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125831
eISBN:
9780813135526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125831.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the Detroit race riot of 1943. This event was marked by an increase in the frequency and boldness of racial violence. It was caused by the forced close mingling of Negroes with ... More


Theorizing Racial Violence in American History

Edward González-Tennant

in The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056784
eISBN:
9780813053448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056784.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In Chapter 3 González-Tennant explores ways intersectionality helps explain the deep connections between past and present forms of racial violence. Intersectionality frames social inequality as the ... More


“Race Riots” and the Mystique of British Anti-Racism

Kennetta Hammond Perry

in London is the Place for Me: Black Britons, Citizenship and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190240202
eISBN:
9780190240226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240202.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

During the summer of 1958, news of “race riots” in Nottingham and London dominated headlines in Britain and beyond. This chapter examines domestic and international responses to news of racial ... More


Negro Distrust of the Police Increased: Migration, Prohibition, and Regime-Building in the 1 920s

Simon Balto

in Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649597
eISBN:
9781469649610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649597.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The first chapter opens with scenes from Chicago’s Red Summer race riot in July of 1919. It explores the cascade of white violence that characterized the riot, as well as the armed self-defense that ... More


Environmental Psychology and the Race Riots

Mical Raz

in What's Wrong with the Poor?: Psychiatry, Race, and the War on Poverty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469608877
eISBN:
9781469612669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469608877.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines how growing concerns regarding the violence and psychological detachment that were seen to characterize predominantly black inner cities provided the impetus for the development ... More


The Mortgages of Whiteness: Chicago’s Race Riots of 1919

Elaine Lewinnek

in The Working Man’s Reward: Chicago's Early Suburbs and the Roots of American Sprawl

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199769223
eISBN:
9780199395484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769223.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

By the early twentieth century, in the space that Chicago developer Samuel Eberly Gross had advertised as “the working man’s reward,” residents recognized that the reward of upward mobility through ... More


The Negro Speaks of Rivers: Nature and Leisure in the Black Metropolis

Colin Fisher

in Urban Green: Nature, Recreation, and the Working Class in Industrial Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619958
eISBN:
9781469619972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619958.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter explores the formation of a “Black Metropolis” within Chicago by African Americans, who against the backdrop of racism wanted a land of their own. They used this metropolis to remember ... More


Framing riots

Karim Murji

in Racism, Policy and Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447319573
eISBN:
9781447319603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319573.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This concluding chapter explores the scholarly commentary and research on riots that occurred in August 2011 in England. As incidents of violent disorder occurring in urban settings, they were ... More


Community Cohesion: its development and limitations

Husband Charles and Alam Yunis

in Social cohesion and counter-terrorism: A policy contradiction?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428011
eISBN:
9781447303381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428011.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter describes the development of the Community Cohesion policy in Britain. It starts by placing the development of Community Cohesion within the context of British ethnic relations. Among ... More


Intersectional Violence in Rosewood and Beyond

Edward González-Tennant

in The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056784
eISBN:
9780813053448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056784.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 5 returns to intersectionality and the ways it relates to the multidimensionality of violence in Rosewood and beyond. The 1923 Rosewood race riot is just one event among hundreds of race ... More


Grounded Theory: Not Abstract Words but Tools of Analysis

Janet Abu-Lughod

in The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter highlights the specific contrasting characteristics of Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles that explain why twentieth-century race riots in each city have been so different. It draws on ... More


Confronting Race

Sarah Jo Peterson

in Planning the Home Front: Building Bombers and Communities at Willow Run

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226025421
eISBN:
9780226025568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025568.003.0109
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Willow Run Bomber Plant’s rise to national prominence made it a natural target in attempts to draw attention to the housing woes of African Americans living in Detroit. The opening of Willow ... More


Leader of the Pack: Gangs, Police Neglect, and Racial Pluralism

Christopher Lowen Agee

in The Streets of San Francisco: Policing and the Creation of a Cosmopolitan Liberal Politics, 1950-1972

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226122281
eISBN:
9780226122311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226122311.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the policing and political challenges facing African Americans in San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood. Like black city dwellers across the country, Hunters Point ... More


Introduction: Wilmington and the 1898 Mentality

Kenneth Robert Janken

in The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624839
eISBN:
9781469624853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624839.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction situates the Wilmington Ten events in the long history of racial violence and subordination in North Carolina. The 1898 Wilmington Race Riot was engineered by the state’s white ... More


“The White Wife Problem:” Sex, Race and the Contested Politics of Repatriation to Interwar British West Africa

Carina E. Ray

in Navigating African Maritime History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497315
eISBN:
9781786944535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497315.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay explores the difficulties faced by interracial couples - primarily West African men and British or German women - in gaining acceptance in society in the interwar years in Britain and West ... More


Violence on Two Fronts

James G. Mendez

in A Great Sacrifice: Northern Black Soldiers, Their Families, and the Experience of Civil War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282500
eISBN:
9780823285907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282500.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black troops and their families suffered from several kinds of violence inflicted on them alone. The rebels had a habit of killing black troops after they had surrendered or been captured. Yet, black ... More


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