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In response to the riots of the mid-‘60s, Walter Thabit was hired to work with the community of East New York to develop a plan for low- and moderate-income public housing. In the years that followed, he experienced first-hand the forces that had engineered East New York’s dramatic decline and that continued to work against its successful revitalization. How East New York Became a Ghetto describes the shift of East New York from a working-class immigrant neighborhood to a largely black and Puerto Rican neighborhood and shows how the resulting racially biased policies caused the deterioration of this once flourishing area.

A clear-sighted, unflinching look at one ghetto community, How East New York Became a Ghetto provides insights and observations on the histories and fates of ghettos throughout the United States.

Table of Contents

  1. cover
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  1. Front Matter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. 1. Welcome to East New York
  2. pp. 7-22
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  1. 2. The Population Wave
  2. pp. 23-36
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  1. 3. The Ghettoization of East New York
  2. pp. 37-54
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  1. 4. Destruction of the “Target Area”
  2. pp. 55-69
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  1. 5. The Uniformed (and Other) Services
  2. pp. 70-82
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  1. 6. The Youth of East New York
  2. pp. 83-100
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  1. 7. Vest Pocket Planning
  2. pp. 101-121
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  1. 8.
  2. pp. 122-137
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  1. 9. The Model Cities Fiasco
  2. pp. 138-149
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  1. 10. School Planning
  2. pp. 150-168
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  1. 11. East New York under Siege
  2. pp. 169-177
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  1. 12. The FHA Scandals
  2. pp. 178-187
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  1. 13. The Community School Board Disaster
  2. pp. 188-204
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  1. 14.
  2. pp. 205-227
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  1. 15. The Hard Road to Recovery
  2. pp. 228-246
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  1. 16.
  2. pp. 247-270
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 271-274
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 275-292
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 293-303
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814783412
Related ISBN
9780814782668
MARC Record
OCLC
58840768
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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