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005 20160107145856.0
008 150520t20162016maua b 001 0 eng
010 $a 2015017437
019 $a823010642
020 $a9780547560694$qhardcover
020 $a0547560699$qhardcover
035 $a(OCoLC)910309917$z(OCoLC)823010642
043 $an-us-il
049 $aMR0A
100 1 $aMichaeli, Ethan,$eauthor.
245 14 $aThe defender :$bhow the legendary Black newspaper changed America : from the age of the Pullman porters to the age of Obama /$cEthan Michaeli.
264 1 $aBoston :$bHoughton Mifflin Harcourt,$c2016.
264 4 $c©2016
300 $axx, 633 pages :$billustrations ;$c24 cm
336 $atext$btxt$2rdacontent
337 $aunmediated$bn$2rdamedia
338 $avolume$bnc$2rdacarrier
504 $aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
520 $a""The story of the Chicago Defender is the story of race in the twentieth century." -- Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here Giving voice to the voiceless, the Chicago Defender condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration, and focused the electoral power of black America. Robert S. Abbott founded The Defender in 1905, smuggled hundreds of thousands of copies into the most isolated communities in the segregated South, and was dubbed a "Modern Moses," becoming one of the first black millionaires in the process. His successor wielded the newspaper's clout to elect mayors and presidents, including Harry S. Truman and John F. Kennedy, who would have lost in 1960 if not for The Defender's support. Along the way, its pages were filled with columns by legends like Ida B. Wells, Langston Hughes, and Martin Luther King. Drawing on dozens of interviews and extensive archival research, Ethan Michaeli constructs a revelatory narrative of race in America and brings to life the reporters who braved lynch mobs and policemen's clubs to do their jobs, from the age of Teddy Roosevelt to the age of Barack Obama"--$cProvided by publisher.
630 00 $aChicago defender$xHistory.
650 0 $aAfrican Americans$zIllinois$zChicago$vNewspapers.
650 0 $aAfrican American newspapers$zIllinois$zChicago$xHistory.
650 0 $aAfrican American press$zIllinois$zChicago$xHistory.
035 $a(OCoLC)ocn910309917
035 $a784049
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