A Few Red Drops

A Few Red Drops

The Chicago Race Riots of 1919

Book - 2018
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"Examines the events and forces leading up to 1919 race riots in Chicago."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston :, Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, [2018]
ISBN: 9780544785137
0544785134
Branch Call Number: Y 305.896 HA
Characteristics: 198 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm

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Mar 06, 2019

This was an excellent easy read about the week long Chicago Race Riot of 1919 and the conditions that brought it about: The great migration stress on the "Black Belt" area with limited housing for those of color; immigration influx by other ethnic groups; meat packing plants owners pitting the groups against each other during strikes; the loss of jobs once World War I veterans returned. Many were struggling to cope and it was easy to blame "the other" for the dire circumstances. She also gave good history on the the rise of the Urban League and their strategies to help African American newcomers in Chicago.

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