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The defender : how the legendary Black newspaper changed America : from the age of the Pullman porters to the age of Obama / Ethan Michaeli.

Michaeli, Ethan, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton.

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Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton 070.449 Mic (Text to phone) 33160150528225 Adult New Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781328470249
  • ISBN: 1328470245
  • Physical Description: xx, 633 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Mariner books edition.
  • Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 606-609) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface: Delphi on the Prairie -- 1. A defender of his race -- 2. If you see it in The Defender, it's so -- 3. Getting the South told -- 4. The great northern drive -- 5. The greatest disturbing element -- 6. The bonds of affections -- 7. Reaping the whirlwind -- 8. Bombing Binga -- 9. Chicago vindicated -- 10. The burdens of the future -- 11. We'll take the sea -- 12. Farewell Chief -- 13. Victory through unity -- 14. Santa Claus and a world war -- 15. Promises vs. performance -- 16. The Daily Defender -- 17. One vote per precinct -- 18. A Socratic gadfly -- 19. A prayer for Chicago -- 20. A dark hour in the life of America -- 21. The last remains of nonviolence -- 22. Victories are contagious -- 23. Stick around for a while -- 24. The roar of the El train.
Summary, etc.:
"Giving voice to the voiceless, The Chicago Defender condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration, and focused the electoral power of black America. Robert S. Abbott founded The Defender in 1905, smuggled hundreds of thousands of copies into the most isolated communities in the segregated South, becoming one of the first black millionaires in the process. His successor wielded the newspaper's clout to elect mayors and presidents, including Harry S. Truman and John F. Kennedy, who would have lost in 1960 if not for The Defender 's support. Drawing on dozens of interviews and extensive archival research, Ethan Michaeli constructs a revelatory narrative of race in America and brings to life the reporters who braved lynch mobs and policemen's clubs to do their jobs, from the age of Teddy Roosevelt to the age of Barack Obama." -- Amazon.ca.
Subject: Chicago defender > History.
African Americans > Illinois > Chicago.
African American newspapers > Illinois > Chicago > History.
African American press > Illinois > Chicago > History.

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