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Racial democracy and the Black metropolis : housing policy in postwar Chicago

Author: Preston H Smith
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How a black elite fighting racial discrimination reinforced class inequality in postwar America

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Preston H Smith
ISBN: 9780816637027 0816637024 9780816637034 0816637032
OCLC Number: 759910076
Description: xix, 433 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Black civic ideology and political economy in postwar Chicago --
Racial democracy and the case for public housing --
Black factions contesting public housing --
Fighting "negro clearance" : black elites and urban redevelopment policy --
From negro clearance to negro containment : displacement and relocation in a dual housing market --
Black redevelopment and negro conservation --
Racial violence and the crisis of black elite leadership --
From restrictive covenants to occupancy standards : class and racial democracy --
Selling the negro housing market --
Self-help and the black real estate industry --
Conclusion --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Preston H. Smith II.

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