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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
The University of Chicago rose out of the marshes on the southside of Chicago in the 1890s to win recognition as one of the world's leading research institutes. The multiethnic city of Chicago, teeming with immigrants and displaced rural blacks, offered its sociologists an immediate challenge. These scholars were to directly influence the study of racial and ethnic groups and the field of sociology for many decades. However influential the work of the "Chicago School" was, their hold on American sociology was broken in the post World War II period as activists and intellectuals dealt with America's unfulfilled promise for ethnic minorities. Stow Persons' book chronicles this important group of social thinkers from their peak to their decline.
Copyright, ©EES, The National Association for Ethnic Studies, 1988