Bibliographic Details

Occupied territory : policing black Chicago from Red Summer to black power / by Simon Balto.

Author / Creator Balto, Simon, author.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
Description 1 online resource
Language English
Series Justice, power, and politics
Justice, power, and politics.
Subject Chicago (Ill.). Police Department -- History -- 20th century.
Chicago (Ill.). Police Department.
Discrimination in law enforcement -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- African American Studies.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Discrimination in law enforcement.
Race relations.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Illinois -- Chicago.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
ISBN 9781469649603
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In July 1919, an explosive race riot forever changed Chicago. For years, black southerners had been leaving the South as part of the Great Migration. Their arrival in Chicago drew the ire and scorn of many local whites, including members of the city's political leadership and police department, who generally sympathized with white Chicagoans and viewed black migrants as a problem population. During Chicago's Red Summer riot, patterns of extraordinary brutality, negligence, and discriminatory policing emerged to shocking effect. Those patterns shifted in subsequent decades, but the overall realities of a racially discriminatory police system persisted. In this history of Chicago from 1919 to the rise and fall of Black Power in the 1960s and 1970s, Simon Balto narrates the evolution of racially repressive policing in black neighborhoods as well as how black citizen-activists challenged that repression. Balto demonstrates that punitive practices by and inadequate protection from the police were central to black Chicagoans' lives long before the late-century "wars" on crime and drugs. By exploring the deeper origins of this toxic system, Balto reveals how modern mass incarceration, built upon racialized police practices, emerged as a fully formed machine of profoundly antiblack subjugation.
Other form Print version: Balto, Simon. Occupied territory. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019] 9781469649597