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The Resource A haven and a hell : the ghetto in black America, Lance Freeman

A haven and a hell : the ghetto in black America, Lance Freeman

Label
A haven and a hell : the ghetto in black America
Title
A haven and a hell
Title remainder
the ghetto in black America
Statement of responsibility
Lance Freeman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The black ghetto is thought of as a place of urban decay and social disarray. Like the historical ghetto of Venice, it is perceived as a space of confinement, one imposed on black America by whites. It is the home of a marginalized underclass and a sign of the depth of American segregation. Yet while black urban neighborhoods have suffered from institutional racism and economic neglect, they have also been places of refuge and community. In A Haven and a Hell, Lance Freeman examines how the ghetto shaped black America and black America shaped the ghetto. Freeman traces the evolving role of predominantly black neighborhoods in northern cities from the late nineteenth century through the present day. At times, the ghetto promised the freedom to build black social institutions and political power. At others, it suppressed and further stigmatized African Americans. Freeman reveals the forces that caused the ghetto's role as haven or hell to wax and wane, spanning the Great Migration, mid-century opportunities, the eruptions of the sixties, the challenges of the seventies and eighties, and present-day issues of mass incarceration, the subprime crisis, and gentrification. Offering timely planning and policy recommendations based in this history, A Haven and a Hell provides a powerful new understanding of urban black communities at a time when the future of many inner-city neighborhoods appears uncertain
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freeman, Lance
Dewey number
363.5/90973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.F765 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American neighborhoods
  • African American neighborhoods
  • Discrimination in housing
  • United States
  • Discrimination in housing
  • Race relations
  • United States
Label
A haven and a hell : the ghetto in black America, Lance Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The embryonic ghetto -- The age of the black enclave -- The federally sanctioned ghetto -- World War II and the aftermath : the ghetto diverges -- The ghetto erupts : the 1960s -- The last decades of the twentieth century -- The ghetto in the twenty-first century -- Conclusion : how to have a haven but no hell in the twenty-first century
Control code
on1035444344
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 318 pages
Isbn
9780231184601
Lccn
2018027639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035444344
Label
A haven and a hell : the ghetto in black America, Lance Freeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The embryonic ghetto -- The age of the black enclave -- The federally sanctioned ghetto -- World War II and the aftermath : the ghetto diverges -- The ghetto erupts : the 1960s -- The last decades of the twentieth century -- The ghetto in the twenty-first century -- Conclusion : how to have a haven but no hell in the twenty-first century
Control code
on1035444344
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 318 pages
Isbn
9780231184601
Lccn
2018027639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035444344

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