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A few red drops : the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 / Claire Hartfield.

Hartfield, Claire (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0544785134
  • ISBN: 0605971919
  • ISBN: 9780605971912
  • ISBN: 9780544785137
  • Physical Description: 198 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
    print
  • Publisher: Boston ; Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]

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General Note: Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature Finalist, 2018
Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner, 2019
Chicago Public Library Best Teen Nonfiction, 2018
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 7.9 6 500342.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-189) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Catalyst. The beach ; A time to reap -- First Whispers. Freedom fight ; Self-reliance ; White Negroes ; Waste matters ; Parallel universes ; A stone's throw -- Up From the South. A higher call ; The northern fever ; A real place for Negroes ; A job, any job ; Full to bursting ; Respectability and respect -- Reaping the Whirlwind. Tensions rising ; Last straws ; Race riot ; Ratcheting up ; Point-counterpoint ; Moment of truth.
Summary, etc.: A white man threw a stone that hit and killed a teenage black boy, and a day at the beach--July 27, 1919--exploded into an urban nightmare. The ensuing race riot that took over Chicago's South Side streets killed and wounded many and left their neighborhoods in ruins. The tensions that fueled the riot had been building in the city for decades. Looking for a better life in Chicago, waves of white immigrants from Europe and black migrants from the South converged to form an underclass divided by racial prejudice. As workers in the busy stockyards, they were pitted against one another by the tycoons who controlled the labor market. Politicians and the police force made no attempt to defuse the tension. Most other white Chicagoans wanted nothing to do with their black neighbors. The violence in Chicago's streets simmered down but has erupted time and again, and continues to appear in national headlines to this day, a century later. Claire Hartfield's eye-opening, authoritative account of the 1919 race riot, the conditions that created it, and its legacy sheds light on an important and painful moment in the ongoing struggle for racial justice.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 and up.
1120L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 7.9 6 500342.
Awards Note:
Chicago Public Library Best Teen Nonfiction, 2018
Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner, 2019
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature Finalist, 2018
Subject: Chicago (Ill.) History 1875-
Chicago (Ill.) Race relations History 20th century
Civil rights movements Illinois Chicago
Race relations
African Americans Illinois Chicago Social conditions
Chicago Race Riot, Chicago, Ill., 1919
Genre: Young adult literature.
Young adult literature.
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