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The Chicago Race Riots

Carl Sandburg

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Carl Sandburg's succinct reporting on and reflections upon the race riots that broke out In Chicago in July 1919.

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Community Reviews

Every h.s. student in Chicago should read this book. How can we ever bridge the racial divide without understanding the history in our city.

100 years and we still haven’t learned. Black Lives Matter.

I read this for the Popsugar 2020 Summer Reading Challenge in the category of "a book about Black history in America". In 1919 Carl Sandburg (yes, that Carl Sandburg) was a newspaper reporter in Chicago. This book is a compilation of several articles he wrote before and after the Chicago Race Riots

This is a short collection of articles originally published in the Chicago Daily news in 1919. I stumbled across this copy on a family bookshelf which may have been a book from school days - this edition was printed in 1969.
The preface from the ‘69 reprint may have been the most startling damnation

Riveting Articles on the Origin of Chicago Race Riots

This is a remarkable account of race relations in the early 20th century written by an eloquent newspaperman, Carl Sandburg. It is based on detailed research, statistics, interviews, and stories about and by individuals. It is very topical today,

French edition (2016, anamosa)

6 out of 10

Amazing to learn that Carl Sandburg was not only a fantastic poet, but he also was a news reporter who predicted the 1919 Race Riots. Sandburg went into the Black Belt and interviewed residents to understand their ambitions and frustrations.

a short collection of newspaper articles by Carl Sandburg before and after the riots of 1919. a cool headed, realistic view of the real problems behind the race issues ninety years ago.

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