New PDF release: A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

By Claire Hartfield

On a scorching day in July 1919, 5 black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, by chance floating with reference to the "white" seashore. An indignant white guy begun throwing stones on the boys, awesome and killing one. Racial clash at the seashore erupted into days of city violence that shook town of Chicago to its foundations. This enthralling narrative attracts on modern money owed because it strains the roots of the explosion that were construction for many years in race kinfolk, politics, enterprise, and clashes of tradition. Archival pictures and prints, resource notes, bibliography, index.

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