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Hartfield, Claire

A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

(2) YA This readable, compelling history explores the deeply rooted causes of the 1919 Chicago Race Riot, which left thirty-eight people dead and 537 wounded. Two-thirds of this book carefully unpacks the underlying factors leading to the unrest; the remainder details each violence-filled day of the week-long, citywide uprising. Meticulously chosen archival photos, documents, newspaper clippings, and quotes from multiple primary sources add authenticity. Bib., ind.


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