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Author Smith, Preston H.

Title Racial democracy and the black metropolis [electronic resource] : housing policy in postwar Chicago / Preston H. Smith II.

Imprint Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xix, 433 p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Black civic ideology and political economy in postwar Chicago -- Racial democracy and the case for public housing -- Black factions contesting public housing -- Fighting "negro clearance" : black elites and urban redevelopment policy -- From negro clearance to negro containment : displacement and relocation in a dual housing market -- Black redevelopment and negro conservation -- Racial violence and the crisis of black elite leadership -- From restrictive covenants to occupancy standards : class and racial democracy -- Selling the negro housing market -- Self-help and the black real estate industry -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject African Americans -- Housing -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
Home ownership -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780816637027 (hc alk. paper)
9780816637034 (pb alk. paper)
9780816679478 (e-book)

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