Polite Protest: The Political Economy Of Race In Indianapolis, 1920-1970 by Richard B. Pierce

Polite Protest: The Political Economy Of Race In Indianapolis, 1920-1970

byRichard B. Pierce

Hardcover | February 15, 2005

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This history of the black community of Indianapolis in the 20th century focuses on methods of political action-protracted negotiations, interracial coalitions, petition, and legal challenge-employed to secure their civil rights. These methods of "polite protest" set Indianapolis apart from many Northern cities. Richard B. Pierce looks at how the black community worked to alter the political and social culture of Indianapolis. As local leaders became concerned with the city's image, black leaders found it possible to achieve gains by working with whites inside the existing power structure, while continuing to press for further reform and advancement. Pierce describes how Indianapolis differed from its Northern cousins such as Milwaukee, Chicago, and Detroit. Here, the city's people, black and white, created their own patterns and platforms of racial relations in the public and cultural spheres.

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Richard B. Pierce is The Carl E. Koch II Assistant Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.
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Title:Polite Protest: The Political Economy Of Race In Indianapolis, 1920-1970Format:HardcoverDimensions:168 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.73 inPublished:February 15, 2005Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253345871

ISBN - 13:9780253345875

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Table of Contents

Contents<_5c_>
Introduction
1. More than a Game: The Political Meaning of High School Basketball in Indianapolis
2. We Have Given You No Extremists: The Challenge Against Segregated Schools
3. "We were always fighting the Housing Battle": African-American Housing in Indianapolis
4. You're Tired Chile: Work Opportunities and Restrictions for Indianapolis' African Americans
5. Building a Fence around the City: African Americans and Unigov
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index