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Indian Metropolis: Native Americans in Chicago, 1945-75

Indian Metropolis: Native Americans in Chicago, 1945-75
Author: James B. LaGrand
ISBN 13: 9780252072963
ISBN 10: 252072960
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication Date: 2005-10-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
List Price: $26.00

"American Indians urbanized more quickly in the second half of the twentieth century than any other racial or ethnic group in the country. This dynamic social history, the first of its kind, focuses on Chicago during a thirty-year period of remarkable demographic growth that saw the city's American Indian population increase twentyfold." More than an outgrowth of public policy implemented by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the exodus of American Indians from reservations to cities was linked to broader patterns of social and political change after World War II. Indian Metropolis places the Indian people within the context of many of the twentieth century's major themes, including rural to urban migration, the expansion of the wage labor economy, increased participation in and acceptance of political radicalism, and growing interest in ethnic nationalism.