Ivan R. Dee
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978-1-56663-104-4 • Paperback • February 1996 • $18.95 • (£14.99)
Gilbert Osofsky taught American history at the University of Illinois at Chicago before his death in 1974. His other books include Puttin' on Ole Massa and The Burden of Race.
Part 1 Preface ix
Part 2 Preface to the Second Edition xiii
Part 3 PART ONE: THE NEGRO AND THE CITY
Chapter 4 "No Crystal Stair": Negro New York, the 1890's 3
Chapter 5 "Come Out from Among Them": Negro Migration and Settlement, 1890-1914 17
Chapter 6 Alienation: New York and the Negro 35
Chapter 7 Urban Progressives: Negro and White 53
Part 8 PART TWO: THE MAKING OF A GHETTO
Chapter 9 A Genteel Community: Harlem, 1890 71
Chapter 10 The Other Harlem: Roots of Instability 81
Chapter 11 Race Enterprise: The Afro-American Realty Company 92
Chapter 12 A Neighborhood Transformed 105
Part 13 PART THREE: HARLEM SLUM
Chapter 14 Harlem Tragedy: An Emerging Slum 127
Chapter 15 "Harlem Must Be Saved": The Perpetual Frontier 150
Chapter 16 A Taste of Honey: Ward Politics 159
Part 17 Epilogue: Symbols of the Jazz Age— The New Negro and Harlem Discovered 179
Part 18 Retrospect: The Enduring Ghetto 189
Part 19 Bibliographical Essay 203
Part 20 Notes 215
Part 21 Index 265
Osofsky asks questions that really matter and writes with vigor and clarity of a man who knows precisely what he wants to say. The result is an interesting narrative combined with provocative analysis of an important subject.
— Arthur Mann, University of Chicago; American Historical Review
A pioneering scholarly achievement.
— The New York Times
More than a mere picture of Harlem, colorful and exciting as it is, this is also a careful and important study of the way in which a ghetto develops.
— John Hope Franklin
How slums are made in modern America