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Historically Black: Imagining Community in a Black Historic District

Mieka Brand Polanco

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762882
eISBN:
9780814724743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762882.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the concept of community in the United States: how communities are experienced and understood, the complex relationship between human beings and their social and physical ... More


“Better Housing Makes Better Citizens”: Slum Clearance and Low-Cost Housing

Karen R. Miller

in Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880096
eISBN:
9781479803637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880096.003.0008
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines debates about race, slum clearance, and low-income housing during the 1930s, wherein both white racial liberals and black residents were testing the federal promise that “better ... More


Introduction

Leah Platt Boustan

in Competition in the Promised Land: Black Migrants in Northern Cities and Labor Markets

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691150871
eISBN:
9781400882977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150871.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This introductory chapter outlines the central themes and methodologies underpinning this book. It discusses the factors for slow black economic progress in the North following the Great Black ... More


Drugs, Prisons, and Neighborhoods

William W. Goldsmith

in Saving Our Cities: A Progressive Plan to Transform Urban America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704314
eISBN:
9781501706035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704314.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on the drug war. Those who enforce drug laws attack inner-city neighborhoods directly, drastically disrupting the lives of poor black and Latino residents. Cities at their best ... More


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