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Freedom's ballot : African American political struggles in Chicago from abolition to the Great Migration

Author: Margaret Garb
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book traces the history of three generations of African American activists and how they helped to institutionalize black political power in Chicago in the half century following the Civil War.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Garb
ISBN: 9780226135908 022613590X
OCLC Number: 861274017
Description: 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. From party to race --
History, memory, and one man's vote --
Setting agendas, demanding rights, and the black press --
Women's rights, the World's Fair, and activists on the national stage --
Challenging urban space, organizing labor --
Virtue, vice, and building the machine --
Representation and "race men" --
Epilogue. Film, history, and the birth of a black political culture --
Appendix 1: African American political leaders, 1870-1920 --
Appendix 2: Election results for mayoral and aldermanic candidates in the First, Second, and Third Wards, 1900-1920.
Responsibility: Margaret Garb.

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In the spring of 1915, Chicagoans elected the city's first black alderman, Oscar DePriest. This book tells the history of three generations of African American activists - the ministers,  Read more...

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