A few red drops : the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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A few red drops : the Chicago Race Riot of 1919

A few red drops : the Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Author: Claire Hartfield
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book examines the events and forces leading up to the 1919 race riots in Chicago.

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Genre/Form: Coretta Scott King Award
Instructional and educational works
Juvenile works
Young adult non-fiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Hartfield
ISBN: 9780544785137 0544785134 9780605971912 0605971919 9781328699046 1328699048
OCLC Number: 953709906
Awards: Chicago Public Library Best Teen Nonfiction, 2018
Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner, 2019
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature Finalist, 2018
Carter G. Woodson Book Award, Secondary Level, 2019
Target Audience: Ages 12 and up.
Description: 198 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Catalyst. The beach ; A time to reap --
First Whispers. Freedom fight ; Self-reliance ; White Negroes ; Waste matters ; Parallel universes ; A stone's throw --
Up From the South. A higher call ; The northern fever ; A real place for Negroes ; A job, any job ; Full to bursting ; Respectability and respect --
Reaping the Whirlwind. Tensions rising ; Last straws ; Race riot ; Ratcheting up ; Point-counterpoint ; Moment of truth.
Other Titles: Few red drops, the Chicago Race Riot of 1919
Chicago Race Riot of 1919
Responsibility: Claire Hartfield.
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This book examines the events and forces leading up to the 1919 race riots in Chicago.

"A white man threw a stone that hit and killed a teenage black boy, and a day at the beach--July 27, 1919--exploded into an urban nightmare. The ensuing race riot that took over Chicago's South Side streets killed and wounded many and left their neighborhoods in ruins. The tensions that fueled the riot had been building in the city for decades. Looking for a better life in Chicago, waves of white immigrants from Europe and black migrants from the South converged to form an underclass divided by racial prejudice. As workers in the busy stockyards, they were pitted against one another by the tycoons who controlled the labor market. Politicians and the police force made no attempt to defuse the tension. Most other white Chicagoans wanted nothing to do with their black neighbors. The violence in Chicago's streets simmered down but has erupted time and again, and continues to appear in national headlines to this day, a century later. Claire Hartfield's eye-opening, authoritative account of the 1919 race riot, the conditions that created it, and its legacy sheds light on an important and painful moment in the ongoing struggle for racial justice"--Jacket.


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