Occupied territory : policing black Chicago from Red Summer to black power (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Occupied territory : policing black Chicago from Red Summer to black power

Author: Simon Balto
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
Series: Justice, power, and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this history of Chicago from 1919 to the rise and fall of Black Power in the 1960s and 1970s, Simon Balto narrates the evolution of racially repressive policing in black neighborhoods as well as how black citizen-activists challenged that repression. Balto demonstrates that punitive practices by and inadequate protection from the police were central to black Chicagoans’ lives long before the late-century "wars"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Balto
ISBN: 9781469649597 1469649594 9781469659176 1469659174
OCLC Number: 1052437877
Description: 343 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Negro distrust of the police increased : migration, prohibition, and regime-building in the 1920s --
You can't shoot all of us : radical politics, machine politics, and law and order in the Great Depression --
Whose police? Race, privilege, and policing in postwar Chicago --
The law has a bad opinion of me : Chicago's punitive turn --
Occupied territory : reform and racialization --
Shoot to kill : rebellion and retrenchment in post-civil rights Chicago --
Do you consider revolution to be a crime? Fighting for police reform.
Series Title: Justice, power, and politics.
Responsibility: Simon Balto.

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In this history of Chicago from 1919 to the rise and fall of Black Power in the 1960s and 1970s, Simon Balto narrates the evolution of racially repressive policing in black neighbourhoods as well as  Read more...

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Balto's rich book dives specifically into the deep-seated historical relationship between blacks and the Chicago Police. Balto . . . hits every nail on the head and into the plank for good measure, Read more...

 
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