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Selling the race : culture, community, and Black Chicago, 1940-1955

Author: Adam Green
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009, ©2007.
Series: Historical studies of urban America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Adam Green tells the story of how black Chicagoans were at the center of a national movement in the 1940s and 50s, a time when African Americans across the country first started to see themselves as part of a single culture.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Green
ISBN: 9780226306407 0226306402
OCLC Number: 262429495
Description: xiv, 306 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: In search of African-American modernity : an introduction --
Imagining the future --
Making the music --
The ends of clientage --
Selling the race --
A moment of simultaneity --
Conclusion : an African-American dilemma.
Series Title: Historical studies of urban America.
Other Titles: Culture, community, and Black Chicago, 1940-1955
Responsibility: Adam Green.

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"Green emphasizes the vibrant, positive cultural life of black Chicago.... Recommended." - Choice "Much like the race sellers and buyers in his book, Green imagines a much wider horizon of innovative Read more...

 
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