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A few red drops : the Chicago Race Riots of 1919

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Boston : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018].
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198 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the "white" beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations. This mesmerizing narrative draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of the explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture. Archival photos and prints, source notes, bibliography, index.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Examines the events and forces leading up to 1919 race riots in Chicago."--Provided by publisher.
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Ages 12 and up.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hartfield, C. (2018). A few red drops: the Chicago Race Riots of 1919. Boston: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Hartfield, Claire. 2018. A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riots of 1919. Boston: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Hartfield, Claire, A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riots of 1919. Boston: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.

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Hartfield, Claire. A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riots of 1919. Boston: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. Print.

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