Race Neighborhoods & Community POW: Buffalo Politics, 1934-1997

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Overview

Examines the extent to which race affected public policy formation in Buffalo, New York between 1934 and 1997.
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Kraus (political science, Hamline U.) uses case studies and in-depth research to show how local political causes closely affected geographic concentrations of poverty and segregation in Buffalo. Chapters describe the racial composition of neighborhoods; community power; Buffalo within western New York, race, neighborhoods, and representation; race and public housing policy; urban renewal and Buffalo's east side; urban unrest, suburban growth, and the birth of the contemporary ghetto; school segregation and the beginning of their desegregation; and issues of race and nostalgia in the era of four- time mayor Griffin. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791447444
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments

1. Race, Neighborhoods, and Community Power

2. Buffalo and Western New York

3. Race, Neighborhood Composition, and Representation

4. Race and Public Housing Policy: The Early Years

5. Urban Renewal and the East Side

6. Urban Unrest, Suburban Growth, and the Birth of the Contemporary Ghetto

7. Arthur v. Nyquist and the Emergence of Mayor Griffin

8. Nostalgia and Confrontation: The Griffin Years

9. Conclusions

Postscript
Methodological Appendix
Notes
References
Index

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