How East New York Bename A Ghetto

How East New York Bename A Ghetto

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In response to the riots of the mid-'60s, Walter Thabit was hired to work with the community of East New York to develop a plan for low- and moderate-income public housing. In the years that followed, he experienced first-hand the forces that had engineered East New York's dramatic decline and that continued to work against its successful revitalization. How East New York Became a Ghetto describes the shift of East New York from a working-class immigrant neighborhood to a largely black and Puerto Rican neighborhood and shows how the resulting racially biased policies caused the deterioration of this once flourishing area.

A clear-sighted, unflinching look at one ghetto community, How East New York Became a Ghetto provides insights and observations on the histories and fates of ghettos throughout the United States.

Publisher: New York : New York University Press, c2003.
ISBN: 0814782671
0814782663
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 304 p.) : map.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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