Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American city

Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American city

by Antero Pietila

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Overview

Baltimore is the setting for (and typifies) one of the most penetrating examinations of bigotry and residential segregation ever published in the United States. Antero Pietila shows how continued discrimination practices toward African Americans and Jews have shaped the cities in which we now live. Eugenics, racial thinking, and white supremacist attitudes influenced even the federal government's actions toward housing in the 20th century, dooming American cities to ghettoization. This all-American tale is told through the prism of Baltimore, from its early suburbanization in the 1880s to the consequences of "white flight" after World War II, and into the first decade of the twenty-first century. The events are real, and so are the heroes and villains. Mr. Pietila's engrossing story is an eye-opening journey into city blocks and neighborhoods, shady practices, and ruthless promoters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566638432
Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date: 03/16/2010
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 362,597
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Antero Pietila spent thirty-five years as a reporter with the Baltimore Sun, most of it covering the city's neighborhoods, politics, and government. A native of Finland, he became a student of racial change during his first visit to the United States in 1964. He lives in Baltimore.

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Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American city 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Brilliant!