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Between Ocean and City The Transformation of Rockaway, New York

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ISBN-10: 0231128495

ISBN-13: 9780231128490

Edition: 2003

Authors: Lawrence Kaplan, Carol P. Kaplan

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Description:

Rockaway Beach was once a popular seaside resort in southern Queens with a small permanent population. Shortly after World War II, large parts of this area became one of New York City's worst slums. This is an account of this transformation, exploring issues of race, class and social policy.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 4/16/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Lawrence Kaplan, who has taught British and American history at the City College of New York, spent his formative years in Rockaway.Carol P. Kaplan is a practicing social worker and an associate professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service.

List of Illustrations
Map of the Rockaways
Preface
Introduction
The Resort in Summer and Winter
Race and Real Estate
The Trestle Burns and the Projects Begin
Rockaway's Welfare
Robert Moses and the End of a Resort
Storms over Title I
Where They Live
Trends of the Sixties
The Whitest Neighborhood in New York
Divergences
The 310 Acres
The Reckoning
Notes
Bibliography
Index