1919

Author(s): Eve L. Ewing

Poetry

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The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, the most intense of the riots comprising the nation's Red Summer, has shaped the last century but is not widely discussed. In1919, award-winning poet Eve L. Ewing explores the story of this event--which lasted eight days and resulted in thirty-eight deaths and almost 500 injuries--through poems recounting the stories of everyday people trying to survive and thrive in the city. Ewing uses speculative and Afrofuturist lenses to recast history, and illuminates the thin line between the past and the present.

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General Fields

  • : 9781608465989
  • : Haymarket Books
  • : Haymarket Books
  • : June 2019
  • : books

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  • : Eve L. Ewing
  • : Paperback
  • : 88