Selling the Race: Culture, Community, and Black Chicago, 1940-1955

Paperback | April 1, 2009

byAdam Green

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In Selling the Race, Adam Green tells the story of how black Chicagoans were at the center of a national movement in the 1940s and ’50s, a time when African Americans across the country first started to see themselves as part of a single culture. Along the way, he offers fascinating reinterpretations of such events as the 1940 American Negro Exposition, the rise of black music and the culture industry that emerged around it, the development of the Associated Negro Press and the founding of Johnson Publishing, and the outcry over the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till.

By presenting African Americans as agents, rather than casualties, of modernity, Green ultimately reenvisions urban existence in a way that will resonate with anyone interested in race, culture, or the life of cities.

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In Selling the Race, Adam Green tells the story of how black Chicagoans were at the center of a national movement in the 1940s and ’50s, a time when African Americans across the country first started to see themselves as part of a single culture. Along the way, he offers fascinating reinterpretations of such events as the 1940 American...

Adam Green is associate professor of history at the University of Chicago.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:April 1, 2009Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0226306402

ISBN - 13:9780226306407

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Table of Contents

Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction: In Search of African-American Modernity

1 Imagining the Future

2 Making the Music

3 The Ends of Clientage

4 Selling the Race

5 A Moment of Simultaneity

Conclusion: An African-American Dilemma      

Notes

Index

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"An intellectually rigorous, original work of scholarship that produces two important advances in African American studies. First, the book offers a thick description of mid-century Chicago-based African American cultural produciton. . . . Second, the book posits African American modernity as an emergent process of equivalence between city, or community, and nation."