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Moving Up, Moving Out
The Rise of the Black Middle Class in Chicago
“This is a well-researched and intriguing book that makes and substantiates original claims, and contributes new perspectives to the existing literature—quite an accomplishment considering the preponderance of outstanding research on a location that long held the distinction of being America’s ‘second city.’ Cooley brings to light fascinating material.” —Todd M. Michney, author of Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900–1980
In Moving Up, Moving Out, Will Cooley discusses the damage racism and discrimination have exacted on black Chicagoans in the twentieth century, while accentuating the resilience of upwardly-mobile African Americans. Cooley examines how class differences created fissures in the black community and produced quandaries for black Chicagoans interested in racial welfare.
Will Cooley is professor of history at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio.
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