Desegregation in Boston and Buffalo: The Influence of Local Leaders

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Desegregation in Boston and Buffalo examines how the citizens and the political leadership of the two cities dealt with controversial court orders to end the segregation of public schools. Although the cities shared many similarities, they witnessed very dissimilar outcomes. Taylor covers key factors such as inter-ethnic relations and the struggle of various ethnic groups for political empowerment, and focuses on the political development of African American communities in urban environments and the role of Black...
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Overview

Desegregation in Boston and Buffalo examines how the citizens and the political leadership of the two cities dealt with controversial court orders to end the segregation of public schools. Although the cities shared many similarities, they witnessed very dissimilar outcomes. Taylor covers key factors such as inter-ethnic relations and the struggle of various ethnic groups for political empowerment, and focuses on the political development of African American communities in urban environments and the role of Black elected leadership in helping to diffuse potentially volatile situations.
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Examines how citizens and the political leadership of two cities dealt with court orders to end segregation of public schools. Although both cities shared many similarities, they witnessed dissimilar outcomes. Discusses key factors including inter-ethnic relations and the struggle of various ethnic groups for political empowerment, and focuses on political development of African American communities in urban environments and the role of Black elected leadership in helping to diffuse volatile situations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Inter-ethnic Struggles in Boston and Buffalo 13
Ch. 3 The Politics of School Segregation 41
Ch. 4 The Responses of the Local Community Leadership 67
Ch. 5 Community Reactions to the Implementation of Busing 135
Ch. 6 Informants' Explanations of the Community Reactions 167
Ch. 7 Conclusions 199
Notes 221
Bibliography 237
Index 251
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