Race Riot

9780252065866: Paperback
Release Date: 1st September 1996

Dimensions: 137 x 210

Number of Pages: 320

Series Blacks in the New World

University of Illinois Press

Race Riot

CHICAGO IN THE RED SUMMER OF 1919

"The origins of the Chicago race riot of 1919 are to be found, not in high-level policy, but in gut-level animosities between black and white people who were generally inarticulate and presentist-oriented, and who did not record their motivations or feelings for posterity. . . To explain the Chicago riot, this evidence has to be found; and though such evidence is not abundant by any means, it does exist."--From the preface  
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"The origins of the Chicago race riot of 1919 are to be found, not in high-level policy, but in gut-level animosities between black and white people who were generally inarticulate and presentist-oriented, and who did not record their motivations or feelings for posterity. . . To explain the Chicago riot, this evidence has to be found; and though such evidence is not abundant by any means, it does exist."--From the preface  

William M. Tuttle is a professor emeritus of history and American studies at the University of Kansas. His books include "Daddy's Gone to War": The Second World War in the Lives of America's Children.