February 23, 2008
1919 Chicago Race Riots: UI Digitized Book of the Week
The digitized book of the week from the Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is Chicago Race Riots. This Socialist labor pamphlet was published shortly after the violent race riot that shook Chicago during what is sometimes called the "Red Summer" of 1919.
Read more on the 1919 race riot at:
Encyclopedia of Chicago: Race Riots
Jazz Age Chicago: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, a part of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale: The Causes of the Chicago Race Riot
History Matters: "Says Lax Conditions Caused Race Riots": Chicago Daily News and Carl Sandburg Report the Chicago Race Riot of 1919