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Crucibles of black empowerment : Chicago's neighborhood politics from the new deal to Harold Washington

Author: Jeffrey Helgeson
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Series: Historical studies of urban America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The term "community organizer" was deployed repeatedly against Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign as a way to paint him as an inexperienced politician unfit for the presidency. This  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Helgeson
ISBN: 9780226130699 022613069X
OCLC Number: 859583698
Description: x, 378 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The politics of home in hard times --
Community development in an age of protest, 1935-40 --
"Will 'our people' be any better off after this war?" --
A decent place to live : the postwar housing shortage --
Capitalism without capital : postwar employment activism --
Sources of black nationalism from the 1950s to the 1970s --
Harold Washington : black power and the resilience of liberalism --
Postscript: The Obamas and black Chicago's long liberal tradition.
Series Title: Historical studies of urban America.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Helgeson.

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"This is a model study of black community politics and protest that should be required reading for anyone interested in Chicago's-and the country's-troubled racial past." (Eric Arnesen, George Read more...

 
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