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The Resource The defender : how the legendary black newspaper changed America : from the age of the Pullman porters to the age of Obama, Ethan Michaeli

The defender : how the legendary black newspaper changed America : from the age of the Pullman porters to the age of Obama, Ethan Michaeli

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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
Title
The defender
Title remainder
how the legendary black newspaper changed America : from the age of the Pullman porters to the age of Obama
Statement of responsibility
Ethan Michaeli
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""The story of the Chicago Defender is the story of race in the twentieth century."--Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here. 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, and was dubbed a "Modern Moses," 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. Along the way, its pages were filled with columns by legends like Ida B. Wells, Langston Hughes, and Martin Luther King. 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"--
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Michaeli, Ethan
Dewey number
071.73/11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4899.C395
LC item number
D55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • African Americans
  • African American newspapers
  • African American press
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African American newspapers
  • African American press
  • African Americans
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African American newspapers
  • African American press
  • African Americans
  • Illinois
Label
The defender : how the legendary black newspaper changed America : from the age of the Pullman porters to the age of Obama, Ethan Michaeli
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 606-609) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Delphi on the prairie -- A defender of his race -- If you see it in "The Defender," it's so -- Getting the South told -- The Great Northern Drive -- The greatest disturbing element -- The bond of affections -- Reaping the whirlwind -- Bombing Binga -- Chicago vindicated -- The burdens of the future -- We'll take the sea -- Farewell, Chief -- Victory through unity -- Santa Claus and a World War -- Promises vs. performance -- The "Daily Defender" -- One vote per precinct -- A socratic gadfly -- A prayer for Chicago -- A dark hour in the life of America -- The last remains of nonviolence -- Victories are contagious -- Stick around for a while -- The roar of the El train
Control code
ocn910309917
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 633 pages
Isbn
9780547560694
Lccn
2015017437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025604022
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o910309917
  • (OCoLC)910309917
Label
The defender : how the legendary black newspaper changed America : from the age of the Pullman porters to the age of Obama, Ethan Michaeli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 606-609) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Delphi on the prairie -- A defender of his race -- If you see it in "The Defender," it's so -- Getting the South told -- The Great Northern Drive -- The greatest disturbing element -- The bond of affections -- Reaping the whirlwind -- Bombing Binga -- Chicago vindicated -- The burdens of the future -- We'll take the sea -- Farewell, Chief -- Victory through unity -- Santa Claus and a World War -- Promises vs. performance -- The "Daily Defender" -- One vote per precinct -- A socratic gadfly -- A prayer for Chicago -- A dark hour in the life of America -- The last remains of nonviolence -- Victories are contagious -- Stick around for a while -- The roar of the El train
Control code
ocn910309917
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 633 pages
Isbn
9780547560694
Lccn
2015017437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025604022
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o910309917
  • (OCoLC)910309917

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