Black Housing, White Finance: African American Housing and Home Ownership in Evanston, Illinois, Before 1940

@article{Wiese1999BlackHW,
  title={Black Housing, White Finance: African American Housing and Home Ownership in Evanston, Illinois, Before 1940},
  author={Andrew Wiese},
  journal={Journal of Social History},
  year={1999},
  volume={33},
  pages={429 - 460}
}
  • Andrew Wiese
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Social History
A case study of African American housing and home ownership in Evanston, Illinois, a railroad suburb of Chicago, illustrates that there was a greater variety in suburban housing markets before WWII than historians have recognized. Housing discrimination was a fact of life in early, affluent suburbs, such as Evanston, by the mid-1910s, yet housing markets in these suburbs often accommodated black population growth and comparatively high rates of black home ownership, albeit within the limits of… 
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