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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.
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 Floor3  HD7288.72.U52 S65 2012    DUE 02-28-15
  
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 : 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.
Subject African Americans -- Housing -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
Home ownership -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 0816637032 (pb : alk. paper)
9780816637027 (hc : alk. paper)
0816637024 (hc : alk. paper)
9780816637034 (pb : alk. paper)
OCLC number 759910076