The Chicago Race Riots: July, 1919

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-02-21
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Nearly a century ago, an African American teenager crossed an invisible line of segregation at a Chicago beach and paid with his life. The incident set off days of violence, resulting in dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries. This contemporary account was written by Pulitzer Prizewinning author Carl Sandburg, who reported on the riots for the Chicago Daily News.

Author Biography

American writer, editor, and poet Carl Sandburg (1878–1967) published more than 40 books and won three Pulitzer Prizes, two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. This volume is drawn from his reportage for the Chicago Daily News.

Table of Contents

Introductory Note by Walter Lippman
Preface to the Dover Edition
I. The Chicago Race Riots
II. The Background
III. The Negro Migration
IV. Real Estate
V. Demand for Negro Labor
VI. Nwe Industrial Opportunities
VII. After Each Lynching
VIII. Trades for Colored Women
IX. Negroes and Rising Rents
X. Unions and the Color Line
XI. Abouth Lynchings
XII. Negro Crime Tales
XIII. Colored Gamblers
XIV. An Official of the Packers
XV. Mr. Julius Rosenwald Interviewed
XVI. For Federal Action

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