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Baltimore '68 Riots and Rebirth in an American City

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ISBN-10: 1439906629

ISBN-13: 9781439906620

Edition: 2011

Authors: Jessica I. Elfenbein, Thomas L. Hollowak, Elizabeth M. Nix

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $32.95
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: 1.166
Language: English

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