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Author Boyd, Michelle R.

Title Jim Crow nostalgia : reconstructing race in Bronzeville / Michelle R. Boyd
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2008]
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Contents Introduction: Race, nostalgia, and neighborhood redevelopment -- The way we were : political accommodation and neighborhood change, 1870-1950 -- When we were colored : Black civic leadership and the birth of nostalgia, 1950-1990 -- Back to the future : marketing the race for neighborhood development -- Ties and chitlins : political legitimacy and racial authentication -- We're all in this mess together : identity and the framing of racial agendas -- Conclusion: Nostalgia and identity in the twenty-first century
Summary In the Jim Crow era of the early twentieth century, Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood on the city's South Side was a major center of African American cultural vitality and a destination for thousands of Southern blacks seeking new opportunities in the North during the Great Migration. After decades of decline, the 1980s saw several community organizations in the neighborhood collaborating on a revitalization plan called "Restoring Bronzeville," envisioning an idealized version of the neighborhood as it had thrived during segregation. Opening with a description by a Bronzeville tour guide, wis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-189) and index
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Subject African American leadership -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
African Americans -- Race identity -- Illinois -- Chicago.
African Americans -- Segregation -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Politics and government.
Community life -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Nostalgia -- Political aspects -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Nostalgia -- Social aspects -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Bronzeville (Chicago, Ill.) -- Politics and government.
Bronzeville (Chicago, Ill.) -- Social conditions.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Race relations.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008004244
ISBN 0816656452 (electronic bk.)
9780816656455 (electronic bk.)