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Baltimore '68 Riots and Rebirth in an American City

ISBN-10: 1439906629
ISBN-13: 9781439906620
Edition: 2011
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Description: In 1968, Baltimore was home to a variety of ethnic, religious, and racial communities that, like those in other American cities, were confronting a quickly declining industrial base. In April of that year, disturbances broke the urban landscape  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 6/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

In 1968, Baltimore was home to a variety of ethnic, religious, and racial communities that, like those in other American cities, were confronting a quickly declining industrial base. In April of that year, disturbances broke the urban landscape along lines of race and class.This book offers chapters on events leading up To The turmoil, The riots, And The aftermath as well as four rigorously edited and annotated oral histories of members of the Baltimore community. The combination of new scholarship and first-person accounts provides a comprehensive case study of this period of civil unrest four decades later.This engaging, broad-based public history lays bare the diverse experiences of 1968 and their effects, emphasizing the role of specific human actions. By reflecting on the stories and analysis presented in this anthology, readers may feel empowered to pursue informed, responsible civic action of their own. Baltimore '68is the book component of a larger public history project, "Baltimore '68: Riots and Rebirth." the project's companion website (http://archives.ubalt.edu/bsr/index.html) offers many more oral histories plus photos, art, and links to archival sources. The book And The website together make up an invaluable teaching resource on cities, social unrest, and racial politics in the 1960s. The project was the co-recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Public History Project Award from the National Council on Public History.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
April 1968
The Dream Deferred: The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Holy Week Uprisings of 1968
Jewell Chambers: Oral History edited
Why Was There No Rioting in Cherry Hill?
The Political, Religious, and Urban Planning Context
"White Man's Lane": Hollowing Out the Highway Ghetto in Baltimore
Spiro T. Agnew and the Burning of Baltimore
Thomas Carney: Oral History edited
"Church People Work on the Integration Problem": The Brethren's Interracial Work in Baltimore, 1949-1972
Convergences and Divergences: The Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements-Baltimore, 1968
Consequences For Education, Business, and Community Organizing
The Pats Family: Oral History edited
How the 1968 Riots Stopped School Desegregation in Baltimore
Pivot in Perception: The Impact of the 1968 Riots on Three Baltimore Business Districts
"Where We Live": Greater Homewood Community Corporation, 1967-1976
Planning for the People: The Early Years of Baltimore's Neighborhood Design Center
Robert Birt: Oral History edited
Epilogue: History and Memory: Why It Matters That We Remember
Contributors
Index

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