Douglas/Grand Boulevard: A Chicago Neighborhood

April 12, 2001|
Douglas/Grand Boulevard: A Chicago Neighborhood
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The history of Chicago can be told through its neighborhoods, and perhaps none is more telling than Douglas/Grand Boulevard on the city's south side. The future site of the neighborhood remained a sparsely settled prairie until the early 1850s, when Stephen A. Douglas purchased a large tract of land and began developing a residential subdivision for the wealthy. Douglas/Grand Boulevard: A Chicago Neighborhood explores the development of this distinctive community and the many obstacles its residents encountered. Originally a predominately white neighborhood, Douglas/Grand Boulevard became an African-American community during the Great Migration when thousands of Southern blacks moved north seeking greater opportunities. After the 1919 Race Riot, an increasing number of white residents moved away from the neighborhood, and the community became a national model of black achievement.

Title:Douglas/Grand Boulevard: A Chicago NeighborhoodFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 12, 2001Publisher:Arcadia Publishing Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1439613117

ISBN - 13:9781439613115

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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