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Making the second ghetto : race and housing in Chicago, 1940-1960

Author: Arnold R Hirsch
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, ©1998.
Series: Historical studies of urban America.
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"Arnold Hirsch argues that in the postdepression years Chicago was a "pioneer in developing concepts and devices" for housing segregation and that the legal framework for the national urban renewal effort was forged in the heat generated by the racial struggles on Chicago's South Side. In chronicling the strategies used by ethnic, political, and business interests threatened by the great migration of southern blacks  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold R Hirsch
ISBN: 0226342441 9780226342443
OCLC Number: 38120595
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
Description: xix, 362 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The second ghetto and the dynamics of neighborhood change --
2. The era of hidden violence --
3. Friends, neighbors, and rioters --
4. Loop versus the slums: downtown strikes back --
5. The neighborhood on a hill: Hyde Park and the University of Chicago --
6. Divided we stand: white unity and the color line at midcentury --
7. Making the second ghetto --
Epilogue: Chicago and the nation.
Series Title: Historical studies of urban America.
Responsibility: Arnold R. Hirsch.
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"Arnold Hirsch argues that in the postdepression years Chicago was a "pioneer in developing concepts and devices" for housing segregation and that the legal framework for the national urban renewal effort was forged in the heat generated by the racial struggles on Chicago's South Side. In chronicling the strategies used by ethnic, political, and business interests threatened by the great migration of southern blacks in the 1940s, Hirsch reveals how the violent reaction of an emergent "white" population combined with public policy to segregate the city."--BOOK JACKET.

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