Family Properties How the Struggle Over Race and Real Estate Transformed Chicago and Urban America

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-02
  • Publisher: Picador

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The "promised land" for thousands of Southern blacks, postwar Chicago quickly became the most segregated city in the North, the site of the nation's worst ghettos. In this powerful book, Beryl Satter identifies the true cause of the city's slums and the ruin of urban neighborhoods throughout the country: not white flight or black culture but a widespread system of legal and financial exploitation.

Author Biography

Beryl Satter is the author of Each Mind a Kingdom and the chair of the Department of History at Rutgers University in Newark. She was raised in Chicago, Skokie, and Evanston, Illinois, and is a graduate of the Harvard Divinity School and the Yale American Studies program. For her work in progress on Family Properties, Satter received a J. Anthony Lukas citation. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Story of My Fatherp. 1
Jewish Lawndalep. 17
The Noose around Black Chicagop. 36
Justice in Chicagop. 64
Reform-Illinois-Stylep. 100
The Liberal Moment and the Death of a Radicalp. 133
King in Chicagop. 169
The Story of a Buildingp. 215
Organizing Lawndalep. 233
The Big Holdoutp. 272
The Federal Trialsp. 320
Conclusionp. 372
Notesp. 385
Acknowledgmentsp. 471
Indexp. 475
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