The Black Metropolis. A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City.
Classic wartime-era study of African-Americans in Chicago
At the time of this book’s issue, Chicago was the second-largest Black population in America. Drake, a trained anthropologist, presents the social history of African-Americans in Chicago, in contrast to New York’s Harlem: “Chicago’s South Side presents a clear and symmetrical pattern to the eye of the sociologist ... an arresting profile [the authors] have examined the elaborate structure of the South Side and dissected the layers of culture and custom which make it unique.” Richard Wright, the noted author of Native Son and Black Boy provides a 34-page Introduction. The book is illustrated with diagrams, maps, charts.
Description: The Black Metropolis. A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company (1945). 809pp. First Edition. Publisher’s cloth, with errata slip. Near fine, without publisher’s dust jacket.