Race Riot

Race Riot : CHICAGO IN THE RED SUMMER OF 1919

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'This book has more lives than a cat because its feet are firmly planted on the bedrock issues of race and class, its analysis goes to the quick of urban-industrial life in the early twentieth century, and its vivid narrative captures the tumultuous riot without ever losing scholarly balance' - Alan Dawley, author of "Struggles for Justice". 'An important contribution to the history of American violence' - Eric Foner, "The New York Times Book Review".show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 136.9 x 208 x 23.4mm | 22.68g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252065867
  • 9780252065866
  • 2,018,564

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"This book has more lives than a cat because its feet are firmly planted on the bedrock issues of race and class, its analysis goes to the quick of urban-industrial life in the early twentieth century, and its vivid narrative captures the tumultuous riot without ever losing scholarly balance. A quarter century after it was first published, it has still not been excelled."--Alan Dawley, author of Struggles for Justice: Social Responsibility and the Liberal State "One cannot fully understand the Chicago riot of 1919 or, indeed, the post-World War I racial strife without reading this important work."--John Hope Franklin, coeditor, Black Leaders of the Twentieth Centuryshow more

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76 ratings
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