Although not a new publication, this book, Selling The Race: Culture, Community, and Black Chicago, 1940-1955 by Adam Green (2007, University of Chicago Press), seems to offer new perspectives on how culture and community do complement one another within the African-American background. A few excerpts available on the Internet selling sites put us on the right track of questioning the paradigm of urbanity — all along the Great Migration and its endeavors to release African-American from the Jim Crow Southern life’s harshness.
As soon as we could get a copy, we have no doubt this reading will count amidst the principal references of our thesis. The 1940-1955 period fits perfectly into the premise of our analysis which addresses the cultural transformations between 1960 and 2000.
Reference: Green, Adam. Selling the race: culture, community, and Black Chicago, 1940-1955. 2007.