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The Origins of the Urban Crisis

The Origins of the Urban Crisis Book
Author : Thomas J. Sugrue
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Historian Thomas Sugrue weaves together the history of workplaces, unions, civil rights groups, political organizations, and real estate agencies to show that the roots of today's persistent racialized urban poverty lies in a hidden history of racial violence, discrimination, and deindustrialization that reshaped the American urban landscape after World War II. Illustrated.

The Origins of the Urban Crisis

The Origins of the Urban Crisis Book
Author : Thomas J. Sugrue
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2014-04-27
ISBN : 0691162557
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The reasons behind Detroit’s persistent racialized poverty after World War II Once America's "arsenal of democracy," Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America’s racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product of the social programs and racial fissures of the 1960s. Weaving together the history of workplaces, unions, civil rights groups, political organizations, and real estate agencies, Sugrue finds the roots of today’s urban poverty in a hidden history of racial violence, discrimination, and deindustrialization that reshaped the American urban landscape after World War II. This Princeton Classics edition includes a new preface by Sugrue, discussing the lasting impact of the postwar transformation on urban America and the chronic issues leading to Detroit’s bankruptcy.

Historical Roots of the Urban Crisis

Historical Roots of the Urban Crisis Book
Author : Henry L. Taylor Jr.,Walter Hill
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-06-17
ISBN : 1135650586
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This collection of 12 new essays will tell the story of how the gradual transformation of industrial society into service-driven postindustrial society affected black life and culture in the city between 1900 and 1950, and it will shed light on the development of those forces that wreaked havoc in the lives of African Americans in the succeeding epoch. The book will examine the black urban experience in the northern, southern and western regions of the U.S. and will be thematically organized around the themes of work, community, city buliding, and protest. the analytic focus will be on the efforts of African Americans to find work and build communities in a constant ly changing economy and urban environments, tinged with racism,hostility, and the notions of white supremacy. Some chapters will be based on original research, while others will represent a systhesis of existing literature on that topic.

Federalism and the Origins of the Urban Crisis

Federalism and the Origins of the Urban Crisis Book
Author : Katherine M. Johnson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Federalism and the Origins of the Urban Crisis book written by Katherine M. Johnson, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Segregating City

The Segregating City Book
Author : David J. Merkowitz
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was America's first great city, but it fell on especially hard times after the mid-1960s. The urban crisis became the catch-all name for these hard times across America. The confluence of race riots, suburbanization, urban blight, deindustrialization, the decline of retail corridors, a rising crime rate, perceived declines in the quality of public education, financial crises in city governments, increased racial tensions contributed to the pervasive sense that cities in America were no longer vital places. While the origins of the urban crisis have been located in the 1940s, the development of a narrative of urban decline gathered strength in Philadelphia after the riots of the summer of 1964. The power of narrative concretely shaped life during the urban crisis. The Jewish community played a special role the history of American cities as one of America's most urban-centric people. In the postwar era and especially after the urban crisis of 1960s and 1970s, they became one of the nation's most suburban groups. In Philadelphia, the African-American community followed a similar path of migration from inner-city neighborhoods toward the suburbs as the Jewish community. This created tension between the two groups as Jews were often the only whites in black communities during the urban crisis. Jews ran many of the stores and served as landlords. They also worked as teachers and social workers in the poor black neighborhoods. In the reports that followed the riots of 1960s, the Jewish merchant and landlord of the inner city were often taken to task for profiting off of the poor. One part of the response of the Jewish community in Philadelphia was to facilitate the removal of Jewish merchants from inner-city neighborhoods. More conflict occurred when Blacks sought to move into middle-class Jewish neighborhoods. The growing perception that the America's inner city public schools were failing the city's youth provided another strong reason for many to leave the city for the suburbs.

These United States

These United States Book
Author : Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore,Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, B.A., Ph.D.,Thomas J. Sugrue
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 2015-10-19
ISBN : 9780393239522
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The saga of America s twentieth century told with commanding scope and intimate detail."

America s Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color Blind Politics

America s Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color Blind Politics Book
Author : Curtis Ivery,Joshua Bassett
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2011-09-16
ISBN : 1442211016
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over 40 years ago the historic Kerner Commission Report declared that America was undergoing an urban crisis whose effects were disproportionately felt by underclass populations. In America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-blind Politics, Curtis Ivery and Joshua Bassett explore the persistence of this crisis today, despite public beliefs that America has become a "post-racial" nation after the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. Ivery and Bassett combine their own experience in the fields of civil rights and education with the knowledge of more than 20 experts in the field of urban studies to provide an accessible overview of the theories of the urban underclass and how they affect America's urban crisis. This engaging look into the still-present racial politics in America's cities adds significantly to the existing scholarship on the urban underclass by discussing the role of the prison-industrial complex in sustaining the urban crisis as well as the importance of the concept of multiracial democracy to the future of American politics and society. America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-blind Politics encourages the reader not only to be aware of persisting racial inequalities, but to actively engage in efforts to respond to them.

Neoliberal Cities

Neoliberal Cities Book
Author : Andrew J. Diamond,Thomas J. Sugrue
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2020-08-25
ISBN : 1479871397
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Traces decades of troubled attempts to fund private answers to public urban problems The American city has long been a laboratory for austerity, governmental decentralization, and market-based solutions to urgent public problems such as affordable housing, criminal justice, and education. Through richly told case studies from Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and New York, Neoliberal Cities provides the necessary context to understand the always intensifying racial and economic inequality in and around the city center. In this original collection of essays, urban historians and sociologists trace the role that public policies have played in reshaping cities, with particular attention to labor, the privatization of public services, the collapse of welfare, the rise of gentrification, the expansion of the carceral state, and the politics of community control. In so doing, Neoliberal Cities offers a bottom-up approach to social scientific, theoretical, and historical accounts of urban America, exploring the ways that activists and grassroots organizations, as well as ordinary citizens, came to terms with new market-oriented public policies promoted by multinational corporations, financial institutions, and political parties. Neoliberal Cities offers new scaffolding for urban and metropolitan change, with attention to the interaction between policymaking, city planning, social movements, and the market.

The Public and Its Possibilities

The Public and Its Possibilities Book
Author : John D. Fairfield
Publisher : Temple University Press
Release : 2010-03-26
ISBN : 1439902127
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In his compelling reinterpretation of American history, The Public and Its Possibilities, John Fairfieldargues that our unrealized civic aspirations provide the essential counterpoint to an excessive focus on private interests. Inspired by the revolutionary generation, nineteenth-century Americans struggled to build an economy and a culture to complement their republican institutions. But over the course of the twentieth century, a corporate economy and consumer culture undercut civic values, conflating consumer and citizen. Fairfield places the city at the center of American experience, describing how a resilient demand for an urban participatory democracy has bumped up against the fog of war, the allure of the marketplace, and persistent prejudices of race, class, and gender. In chronicling and synthesizing centuries of U.S. history—including the struggles of the antislavery, labor, women’s rights movements—Fairfield explores the ebb and flow of civic participation, activism, and democracy. He revisits what the public has done for civic activism, and the possibility of taking a greater role. In this age where there has been a move towards greater participation in America's public life from its citizens, Fairfield’s book—written in an accessible, jargon-free style and addressed to general readers—is especially topical.

Now Is the Time

Now Is the Time  Book
Author : Todd C. Shaw
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2009-09-04
ISBN : 0822390957
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Now Is the Time! Todd C. Shaw delves into the political strategies of post–Civil Rights Movement African American activists in Detroit, Michigan, to discover the conditions for effective social activism. Analyzing a wide range of grassroots community-housing initiatives intended to revitalize Detroit’s failing urban center and aid its impoverished population, he investigates why certain collective actions have far-reaching effects while others fail to yield positive results. What emerges is EBAM (Effective Black Activism Model), Shaw’s detailed political model that illuminates crucial elements of successful grassroots activism, such as strong alliances, strategic advantages, and adaptive techniques. Shaw uses the tools of social movement analysis, including the quantitative analysis of budgets, electoral data, and housing statistics, as well as historical research and personal interviews, to better understand the dilemmas, innovations, and dynamics of grassroots activism. He begins with a history of discriminatory housing practices and racial divisions that deeply affected Detroit following the Second World War and set the stage for the election of the city’s first black mayor, Coleman Young. By emphasizing downtown redevelopment, Mayor Young’s administration often collided with low-income housing advocates. Only through grassroots activism were those advocates able to delay or derail governmental efforts to demolish low-income housing in order to make way for more upscale development. Shaw then looks at present-day public housing activism, assessing the mixed success of the nationally sponsored HOPE VI project aimed at fostering home ownership in low-income areas. Descriptive and prescriptive, Now Is the Time! traces the complicated legacy of community activism to illuminate what is required for grassroots activists to be effective in demanding public accountability to poor and marginalized citizens.

These United States

These United States Book
Author : Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore,Thomas J. Sugrue
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2015-12-22
ISBN : 0393283070
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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President Franklin Roosevelt told Americans in a 1936 fireside chat, “I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making.” These United States builds on this foundation to present a readable, accessible history of the United States throughout the twentieth century—an ongoing and inspiring story of great leaders and everyday citizens marching, fighting, voting, and legislating to make the nation’s promise of democracy a reality for all Americans. In the college edition of These United States, Gilmore and Sugrue seamlessly weave insightful analysis with all of the support tools needed by students and instructors alike, including paired primary source documents, review questions, key terms, maps, and figures in a dynamic four-color design.

Sweet Land of Liberty

Sweet Land of Liberty Book
Author : Thomas J. Sugrue
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release : 2009-10-13
ISBN : 0812970381
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sweet Land of Liberty is Thomas J. Sugrue’s epic account of the abiding quest for racial equality in states from Illinois to New York, and of how the intense northern struggle differed from and was inspired by the fight down South. Sugrue’s panoramic view sweeps from the 1920s to the present–more than eighty of the most decisive years in American history. He uncovers the forgotten stories of battles to open up lunch counters, beaches, and movie theaters in the North; the untold history of struggles against Jim Crow schools in northern towns; the dramatic story of racial conflict in northern cities and suburbs; and the long and tangled histories of integration and black power. Filled with unforgettable characters and riveting incidents, and making use of information and accounts both public and private, such as the writings of obscure African American journalists and the records of civil rights and black power groups, Sweet Land of Liberty creates an indelible history.

The New Urban Crisis

The New Urban Crisis Book
Author : Richard Florida
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-08-31
ISBN : 1786072130
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Never before have our cities been as important as they are now. The drivers of innovation and growth, they are essential to the prosperity of nations. But they are also destructive, plunging us into housing crises and deepening inequality. How can we keep the good and break free of the bad? In this bracingly original work of research and analysis, leading urbanist Richard Florida explores the roots of this new crisis and puts forward a plan to make this the century of the fairer, thriving metropolis.

These United States

These United States Book
Author : Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore,Thomas J. Sugrue
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2015-12-17
ISBN : 0393264467
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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President Franklin Roosevelt told Americans in a 1936 fireside chat, “I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making.” These United States builds on this foundation to present a readable, accessible history of the United States throughout the twentieth century—an ongoing and inspiring story of great leaders and everyday citizens marching, fighting, voting, and legislating to make the nation’s promise of democracy a reality for all Americans. In the college edition of These United States, Gilmore and Sugrue seamlessly weave insightful analysis with all of the support tools needed by students and instructors alike, including paired primary source documents, review questions, key terms, maps, and figures in a dynamic four-color design.

The House I Live In

The House I Live In Book
Author : Robert J. Norrell
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2005-02-01
ISBN : 9780198023777
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In The House I Live In, award-winning historian Robert J. Norrell offers a truly masterful chronicle of American race relations over the last one hundred and fifty years. This scrupulously fair and insightful narrative--the most ambitious and wide-ranging history of its kind--sheds new light on the ideologies, from white supremacy to black nationalism, that have shaped race relations since the Civil War. For, Norrell argues, it is ideology, more than politics or economics, that has powerfully sculpted the landscape of race in America. Beginning with Reconstruction, Norrell shows how the democratic values of liberty and equality were infused with new meaning by Abraham Lincoln, yet soon became meaningless for generations of African Americans, as white supremacy drove a wedge between the races. Indeed, the heart of this book paints a vivid portrait of the long, dangerous struggle of African Americans to defeat this pernicious mode of thought. Along the way, Norrell offers fresh and at times controversial appraisals of figures such as Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and dissects the ideas of racists such as novelist Thomas Dixon. Most important, he offers striking new insights into black-white history, observing for instance that the Civil Rights movement really began as early as the 1930s, and that contrary to much recent writing, the Cold War was a setback rather than a boost to the quest for racial justice. He also breaks new ground on the role of popular culture and mass media in first promoting, but later helping defeat, notions of white supremacy. Though the struggle for equality is far from over, Norrell writes that today we are closer than ever to fulfilling the promise of our democratic values, a promise first made by Lincoln at the battlefield of Gettysburg.

The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City

The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City Book
Author : Suzanne Hall,Ricky Burdett
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2017-04-27
ISBN : 1473987865
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City focuses on the dynamics and disruptions of the contemporary city in relation to capricious processes of global urbanisation, mutation and resistance. An international range of scholars engage with emerging urban conditions and inequalities in experimental ways, speaking to new ideas of what constitutes the urban, highlighting empirical explorations and expanding on contributions to policy and design. The handbook is organised around nine key themes, through which familiar analytic categories of race, gender and class, as well as binaries such as the urban/rural, are readdressed. These thematic sections together capture the volatile processes and intricacies of urbanisation that reveal the turbulent nature of our early twenty-first century: Hierarchy: Elites and Evictions Productivity: Over-investment and Abandonment Authority: Governance and Mobilisations Volatility: Disruption and Adaptation Conflict: Vulnerability and Insurgency Provisionality: Infrastructure and Incrementalism Mobility: Re-bordering and De-bordering Civility: Contestation and Encounter Design: Speculation and Imagination This is a provocative, inter-disciplinary handbook for all academics and researchers interested in contemporary urban studies.

Education And the Urban Crisis

Education And the Urban Crisis  Book
Author : Roger R. Woock
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1970
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Education And the Urban Crisis book written by Roger R. Woock , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Seattle and the Roots of Urban Sustainability

Seattle and the Roots of Urban Sustainability Book
Author : Jeffrey Craig Sanders
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
Release : 2010-08-01
ISBN : 0822977575
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seattle, often called the “Emerald City,” did not achieve its green, clean, and sustainable environment easily. This thriving ecotopia is the byproduct of continuing efforts by residents, businesses, and civic leaders alike. In Seattle and the Roots of Urban Sustainability, Jeffrey Craig Sanders examines the rise of environmental activism in Seattle amidst the “urban crisis” of the 1960s and its aftermath. Like much activism during this period, the environmental movement began at the grassroots level—in local neighborhoods over local issues. Sanders links the rise of local environmentalism to larger movements for economic, racial, and gender equality and to a counterculture that changed the social and political landscape. He examines emblematic battles that erupted over the planned demolition of Pike Place Market, a local landmark, and environmental organizing in the Central District during the War on Poverty. Sanders also relates the story of Fort Lawton, a decommissioned army base, where Audubon Society members and Native American activists feuded over future land use. The rise and popularity of environmental consciousness among Seattle’s residents came to influence everything from industry to politics, planning, and global environmental movements. Yet, as Sanders reveals, it was in the small, local struggles that urban environmental activism began.

Dreaming Suburbia

Dreaming Suburbia Book
Author : Amy Maria Kenyon
Publisher : Wayne State University Press
Release : 2004-09-17
ISBN : 0814339131
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dreaming Suburbia is a cultural and historical interpretation of the political economy of postwar American suburbanization. Questions of race, class, and gender are explored through novels, film, television and social criticism where suburbia features as a central theme. Although suburbanization had important implications for cities and for the geo-politics of race, critical considerations of race and urban culture often receive insufficient attention in cultural studies of suburbia. This book puts these questions back in the frame by focusing on Detroit, Dearborn and Ford history, and the local suburbs of Inkster and Garden City. Covering such topics as the political and cultural economy of suburban sprawl, the interdependence of city and suburb, and local acts of violence and crises during the 1967 riots, the text examines the making of a physical place, its cultural effects and social exclusions. The perspectives of cultural history, American studies, social science, and urban studies give Dreaming Suburbia an interdisciplinary appeal.

Postwar Urban America

Postwar Urban America Book
Author : John F. McDonald
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-12-17
ISBN : 1317513827
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This unique and inexpensive book provides a demographic and economic history of urban America over the last 65 years. The growth and decline of most northern cities is contrasted with the steady growth of western and southern cities. Various urban government policies are explored, including federal, state, and local policies. There is a chapter focusing on Detroit and its rapid decline toward bankruptcy and its recent strategies to slow recovery. The final two chapters speculate on what's next for urban America and gives suggestions for stimulating growth.