The Resource Racial democracy and the black metropolis : housing policy in postwar Chicago, Preston H. Smith II

Racial democracy and the black metropolis : housing policy in postwar Chicago, Preston H. Smith II

Label
Racial democracy and the black metropolis : housing policy in postwar Chicago
Title
Racial democracy and the black metropolis
Title remainder
housing policy in postwar Chicago
Statement of responsibility
Preston H. Smith II
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The African American community." "The black position." In accounts of black politics after the Second World War, these phrases reflect how the African American perspective generally appeared consistent, coherent, and unified. In Racial Democracy and the Black Metropolis, Preston H. Smith II examines housing debates in Chicago that go beyond black and white politics, and he shows how class and factional conflicts among African Americans actually helped to reproduce stunning segregation along economic lines. Class and factional conflicts were normal in the rough-and-tumble world of land use politics. They are, however, often not visible in accounts of the postwar fight against segregation. Smith outlines the ideological framework that black civic leaders in Chicago used to formulate housing policy, both within and outside the black community, to reveal a surprising picture of leaders who singled out racial segregation as the source of African Americans' inadequate housing rather than attacking class inequalities. What are generally presented as black positions on housing policy in Chicago, Smith makes clear, belonged to the black elite and did not necessarily reflect black working-class participation or interests
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
363.5/99607307731109045
Index
index present
LC call number
HD7288.72.U52
LC item number
S65 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Racial democracy and the black metropolis : housing policy in postwar Chicago, Preston H. Smith II
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn794492273
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 433 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816679478
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/cttbm040
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.b26424496
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794492273
  • pebcs0816679479

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