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All the world is here! : the Black presence at White City

Author: Christopher Robert Reed
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2000.
Series: Blacks in the diaspora.
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"The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago showed the world that America had come of age. African Americans, dreaming that they could participate fully as citizens, flocked to the fair by the thousands. "All the World Is Here!" examines why they came and the ways in which they participated in the Exposition." "According to Reed, African Americans' expectations of the fair varied, reflecting the disparate  Read more...
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Reed, Christopher Robert.
All the world is here!
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606248277
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Robert Reed
ISBN: 0253335663 9780253335661 0253215358 9780253215352
OCLC Number: 41361467
Description: xxx, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Around the nation. Expectations. ; Participation and protest. ; Race, class, and gender. --
Part 2. In host city Chicago. The domain of work. ; The social order. --
Part. 3. At the fair. "They met at the fair": linkages. ; The scope of involvement. --
Part 4. "All the world is here!". Continental Africa at the fair : Dahomey Village. ; On the fairgrounds : The Haytian pavilion. ; Diasporan and Continental Africa meet : the congress on Africa. --
Appendix I : Frederick Douglass's speech at Colored American Day. --
Appendix II : Colored people's blue book. --
Appendix III : Commentaries from midway types. --
Appendix IV : "Judge" a poem by A.T. Worden.
Series Title: Blacks in the diaspora.
Responsibility: Christopher Robert Reed.
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Looks at African and African American participation in the 1893 Columbian Exposition. This book examines why they came and the ways in which they participated in the Exposition. It presents their  Read more...

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