Table of Contents
   Acknowledgmentsp. xi
   Introduction: "Chicago Has No Intelligentsia"?: Consumer Culture and Intellectual Life Reconsideredp. 1
   Mapping the Black Metropolis: A Cultural Geography of the Strollp. 21
   Making Do: Beauty, Enterprise, and the "Makeover" of Race Womanhoodp. 53
   Theaters of War: Spectacles, Amusements, and the Emergence of Urban Film Culturep. 91
   The Birth of Two Nations: White Fears, Black Jeers, and the Rise of a "Race Film" Consciousnessp. 121
   Sacred Tastes: The Migrant Aesthetics and Authority of Gospel Musicp. 155
   The Sporting Life: Recreation, Self-Reliance, and Competing Visions of Race Manhoodp. 193
   Epilogue: The Crisis of the Black Bourgeoisie, Or, What If Harold Cruse Had Lived in Chicago?p. 233
   Notesp. 243
   Bibliographyp. 297
   Indexp. 355