Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1.. Chicago and the Politics of Reputation: Richard Wright's Long Black Shadow
  • 2.. Turning White Space into Black Space: The Chicago Defender and the Creation of the Cultural Front
  • 3.. Artists in Uniform: The South Side Community Art Center and the Defense of Culture
  • 4.. Worker-Writers in Bronzeville: Negro Story and the African-American "Little" Magazine
  • 5.. Genre Politics/Cultural Politics: The Short Story and the New Black Fiction Market
  • 6.. Engendering the Cultural Front: Gwendolyn Brooks, Black Women, and Class Struggle in Poetry
  • 7.. American Daughters, Fifth Columns, and Lonely Crusades: Purge, Emigration, and Exile in Chicago
  • Postscript: Bronzeville Today
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Index

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