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Black Gods of the Black Metropolis

Course guide for Black Gods of the Black Metropolis: Representing Migration-era Black Religion (AMER 33001, RAME 33000/1, RDIN 33000, HIST 39001). Created Spring 2024.

About this Guide

This guide highlights some of the Library resources available to support course work for "Black Gods of the Black Metropolis," taught by Prof. Matthew Harris. It is not intended to be comprehensive.

Feel free to contact me with questions or if would like to make an appointment for a research consultation. You can also contact Nancy Spiegel, the Bibliographer for History and African American Studies.

Of all aspects of community life, religious activities were most profoundly changed by the migration.

—Allan H. Spear, Black Chicago: The Making of a Negro Ghetto, 1890-1920. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967.

Image of the cover of the original edition of Black Chicago. Image of the hands of a Black person holding a black and white photograph of a Black child, approximately 5 years old. The child has short hair, wears a white shirt and is looking directly at the camera.

Course Readings

Readings for this course are available through the Canvas course site. Please login to Canvas and select "Library Reserves." Links to library copies of the required course materials are provided below. If you need a print copy of a book, you will need to place a request through Interlibrary Loan. See "What if the library doesn't have a copy of the book I need?" below for instructions

What if the library doesn't have a copy of the book I need?

The course readings are available electronically or in print through the University of Chicago Library. Using the "Library Reserves" page in the Canvas course site is the simplest way to access these materials.

You will need to request a copy of Arthur Fauset, Black Gods of the Metropolis, thru Interlibrary Loan. Follow the steps below to request a print copy. This book is not available electronically. ILL requests typically take 3-5 business days to arrive.

Step 1: In the library catalog record, click "Request from Interlibrary Loan"

2. Click "submit request" (you may be asked to sign in using your cnetid and password)

Subject Specialist

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Anne Knafl
Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 462