Margaret Garb

Margaret Garb is a professor of history at Washington University in St. Louis and author of the books Freedom’s Ballot: African American Political Struggles in Chicago from Abolition to the Great Migration (University of Chicago Press, 2014) and City of American Dreams: A History of Home Ownership and Housing Reform, Chicago 1871-1919 (University of Chicago Press, 2005). Garb is also co-director of Washington University in St. Louis’s Prison Education Program.

Posts by Margaret Garb

Chicago Dreams Deferred

Renegade Dreams aims to uncover the new dreams of a post-industrial, 21st-century urban black community, and in the author’s words, to “reframe” the dreamers apart from the rioters, gangsters or savage youth so often portrayed in the media.