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Racial Democracy and the Black Metropolis: Housing Policy in Postwar Chicago

Author: Preston H Smith
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
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Racial Democracy and the Black Metropolis: Housing Policy in Postwar Chicago
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Preston H Smith
OCLC Number: 940618283
Notes: Book.
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Contents: ContentsAbbreviationsIntroduction1.Black Civic Ideology and Political Economy in Postwar Chicago2.Racial Democracy and the Case for Public Housing3.Black Factions Contesting Public Housing4.Fighting "Negro Clearance": Black Elites and Urban Redevelopment Policy5.From Negro Clearance to Negro Containment: Displacement and Relocation in a Dual Housing Market6.Black Redevelopment and Negro Conservation7.Racial Violence and the Crisis of Black Elite Leadership8.From Restrictive Covenants to Occupancy Standards: Class and Racial Democracy9.Selling the Negro Housing Market10.Self-Help and the Black Real Estate IndustryConclusionAcknowledgmentsNotesIndex

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