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Life in the Dying City

Bryant Simon

in Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167535
eISBN:
9780199789016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167535.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

White families and African Americans started to leave Atlantic City beginning in the late 1960s. Businesses followed their customers. Local bankers and business leaders continued in the 1970s to look ... More


Families in Crisis in the Old South: Divorce, Slavery, and the Law

Loren Schweninger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835692
eISBN:
9781469601625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837504_schweninger
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the antebellum South, divorce was an explosive issue. As one lawmaker put it, divorce was to be viewed as a form of “madness,” and as another asserted, divorce reduced communities to the “lowest ... More


“A Fly in the Buttermilk”: Black Spouses in White Families

Chinyere K. Osuji

in Boundaries of Love: Interracial Marriage and the Meaning of Race

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479878611
eISBN:
9781479855490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878611.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter compares the discursive strategies that black-white couples and their families drew on to navigate the integration of black spouses into white extended families. White Carioca families ... More


French and American Childhoods: St. Louis in the Early Republic

Martha Saxton

in Children and Youth in a New Nation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757420
eISBN:
9780814759851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757420.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter illustrates the differing methods of child-rearing in St. Louis during the early republic, specifically examining the lives of young girls shaped by their parents' expectations for their ... 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


Willie Falkner's Childhood World, 1896–1907: Oxford, New Albany, Ripley, Oxford

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines William Faulkner's childhood world from 1896 to 1907. It attempts to re-create the volatile emotional and psychological currents flowing in the bitterly racialized political, ... More


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