Historical Roots of the Urban Crisis: Blacks in the Industrial City, 1900-1950 / Edition 1

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This collection of 12 new essays will tell the story of how the gradual transformation of industrial society into service-driven postindustrial society affected black life and culture in the city between 1900 and 1950, and it will shed light on the development of those forces that wreaked havoc in the lives of African Americans in the succeeding epoch. The book will examine the black urban experience in the northern, southern and western regions of the U.S. and will be thematically organized around the themes of work, community, city buliding, and protest. the analytic focus will be on the efforts of African Americans to find work and build communities in a constant ly changing economy and urban environments, tinged with racism,hostility, and the notions of white supremacy. Some chapters will be based on original research, while others will represent a systhesis of existing literature on that topic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815327493
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Series: Crosscurrents in African American History Series, #7
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Series Editors' Foreword iv Graham Russell Hodges and Margaret Washington

Acknowledgements xi

Preface xii

Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., and Walter Hill

Prologue 1

Henry Lousi Taylor Jr., and Walter Hill Part I Home and Community Building 27

CHAPTER 1 A Unity of Opposties: The Black College-Educated Elite, Black Workers, and the Community Development ProcessHenry Louis Taylor, Jr., and Song-Ho Ha

CHAPTER 2 Creating the Metropolis in Black and White: Black Suburbanization and the Planning Movement in Cincinnatti, 1900-1950 51

Henry Louis Taylor, Jr

CHAPTER 3 Municipal Harmony: Cultural Pluralism, Public Recreation, and Race Relations 73Andrea Tuttle Kornbluh

CHAPTER 4 From Auburn Avenue to Buttermilk bottom: Class and Community Dynamics among Atlanta's Balcks 109Georgina Hickey

CHAPTER 5 Balcks in the Surburban and Rural Fringe 145Andrew Wise

PART II Work and Federal Policy 175

CHAPTER 6 African Americans in the U. S Econom: Federal Policy and the Transformation of Work, 1915-1945 177Liesl Miller Orenic and Joe W. Trotter</>

CHAPTER 7 The Battle Against Wage Slavery: The National Urban League, the NAACP, and the Struggle over New Deal Policies 209Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., Vicky Dula, and Sigmund Shipp

CHAPTER 9 Black Workers, Trade Unions, adn Labor Standards: The Wartime FEPC 251Eileen Boris

Epilogue: African Americans and the Dawning of the Postindustrial EraHenry Louis Taylor, Jr., and Mark Naison 275

Contributors 287

Index 291 Economy:

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