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James Grossman

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: James Grossman is Vice President for Research and Education at the Newberry Library, and Senior Research Associate in the Department of History at the University of Chicago.

Biography: His professional service has included elected offices in the American Historical Association and Organization of American Historians, ethics committees for the AHA and the OAH, and Advisory Boards for the AHA, Center for New Deal Studies at Roosevelt University, Illinois Historical Society, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and Chicago Public Library. He co-chaired the Program Committee for the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians in 2005. He also has served as Chair of the Board of the Chicago Metro History Education Center and President of the Hyde Park Soccer Club, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the National History Center.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

James Grossman on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A chance to make good :
ISBN: 0195087704 OCLC: 34675845

Oxford University Press, New York : 1997.

Chronicles the lives of African Americans from the turn of the twentieth century to the Great Depression.

Land of hope :
ISBN: 0226309959 OCLC: 711000233

University of Chicago Press, Chicago : 1989.

Grossman's rich, detailed analysis of black migration to Chicago during World War I and its aftermath brilliantly captures the cultural meaning of the movement. - Publisher.