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The Resource Black Chicago's first century, Christopher Robert Reed

Black Chicago's first century, Christopher Robert Reed

Label
Black Chicago's first century
Title
Black Chicago's first century
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Robert Reed
Title variation
Black Chicago's 1st century
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Examines the first one hundred years of African American settlement and achievements in Chicago. It spans the antebellum, Civil War, Reconstruction, and post-Reconstruction periods"--Provided by publisher
  • "In Black Chicago{u2019}s First Century, Christopher Robert Reed provides the first comprehensive study of an African American population in a nineteenth-century northern city beyond the eastern seaboard. Reed{u2019}s study covers the first one hundred years of African American settlement and achievements in the Windy City, encompassing a range of activities and events that span the antebellum, Civil War, Reconstruction, and post-Reconstruction periods. The author takes us from a time when black Chicago provided both workers and soldiers for the Union cause to the ensuing decades that saw the rise and development of a stratified class structure and growth in employment, politics, and culture. Just as the city was transformed in its first century of existence, so were its black inhabitants. Methodologically relying on the federal pension records of Civil War soldiers at the National Archives, as well as previously neglected photographic evidence, manuscripts, contemporary newspapers, and secondary sources, Reed captures the lives of Chicago{u2019}s vast army of ordinary black men and women. He places black Chicagoans within the context of northern urban history, providing a better understanding of the similarities and differences among them. We learn of the conditions African Americans faced before and after Emancipation. We learn how the black community changed and developed over time: we learn how these people endured{u2014}how they educated their children, how they worked, organized, and played. Black Chicago{u2019}s First Century is a balanced and coherent work. Anyone with an interest in urban history or African American studies will find much value in this book."--Publishers website
Cataloging source
DLC
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Reed, Christopher Robert
Dewey number
977.3/1100496073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
F548.9.N4
LC item number
R437 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Label
Black Chicago's first century, Christopher Robert Reed
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. 1833-1900
Control code
58468102
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9780826215703
Isbn Type
(v. 1 : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005006294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Black Chicago's first century, Christopher Robert Reed
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. 1833-1900
Control code
58468102
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9780826215703
Isbn Type
(v. 1 : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005006294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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