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Author Smith, Preston H.

Title Racial democracy and the Black metropolis : housing policy in postwar Chicago / Preston H. Smith II.

Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  363.599607307 SMIT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 433 p. ; 24 cm.
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 -- Black redevelopment and negro conservation -- Racial violence and the crisis of black elite leadership -- Class and racial democracy -- Selling the negro housing market -- Self-help and the black real estate industry -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
Subject African Americans -- Housing -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
Home ownership -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780816637027 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0816637024 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780816637034 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0816637032 (pbk. : alk. paper)