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All the World is Here!: The Black Presence at White City (Blacks in the Diaspora)

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"This entrancing book looks at [the clash of class and caste within the black community].... An important reexamination of African American history."

--Choice

The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago showed the world that America had come of age. Dreaming that they could participate fully as citizens, African Americans flocked to the fair by the thousands. "All the World Is Here!" examines why they came and the ways in which they took part in the Exposition. Their expectations varied. Well-educated, highly assimilated African Americans sought not just representation but also membership at the highest level of decision making and planning. They wanted to participate fully in all intellectual and cultural events. Instead, they were given only token roles and used as window dressing. Their stories of pathos and joy, disappointment and hope, are part of the lost history of "White City." Frederick Douglass, who embodied the dream that inclusion within the American mainstream was possible, would never forget America's World's Fair snub.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Part One: Around the Nation

1. Expectations

2. Participation and Protest

3. Race, Class, Gender

Part Two: In Host City Chicago

4. The Domain of Work

5. The Social Order

Part Three: At the Fair

6. "They Met at the Fair": Linkages

7. The Scope of Involvement

Part Four: "All the World is Here!"

8. Continental Africa at the Fair: Dahomey Village

9. On the Fairgrounds: The Haytian Pavilion

10. Diasporan and Continental Africa Meet: The Congress on Africa

Appendix I: Frederick Douglass's Speech at Colored American Day

Appendix II: Colored People's Blue Book

Appendix III: Commentaries from Midway Types

Appendix IV: "Judge," a poem by A. T. Worden

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253215352
Author:
Reed, Christopher Robert
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
History
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Turn of the Century
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
African diaspora
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.) Race relations.
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African American; African American Studies; American Studies; Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century; History; Indiana and the Midwest
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Blacks in the Diaspora (Paperback)
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 bandw photos, 3 figures
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.34 x 6.26 x 0.7 in

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