Robert Abbott

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Christopher C. De Santis, ed., Langston Hughes and the Chicago Defender: Essays on Race, Politics, and Culture, 1942-62 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1995).

St. Clair Drake and Horace R. Cayton, Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City, rev. and enl. ed. (1945; reprint, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993).

James R. Grossman, Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southerners, and the Great Migration (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989).

Roi Ottley, The Lonely Warrior: The Life and Times of Robert S. Abbott (Chicago: H. Regnery Co., 1955).

Patrick S. Washburn, A Question of Sedition: The Federal Government’s Investigation of the Black Press during World War II (New York: Oxford University Press, 1986).

“Robert Sengstacke Abbott (1868-1940).” New Georgia Encyclopedia.

The Chicago Defender: African-American Registry:

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