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America's mayor : John V. Lindsay and the reinvention of New York

Author: Sam Roberts
Publisher: New York : Museum of the city of New York : Columbia University Press, ©2010.
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"In a stunning repudiation of the Democratic machine, John V. Lindsay (1921-2000) captured the New York mayoralty in 1965 by promising to rid the city of apathy and corruption and make New York governable again. Over the next eight years, Lindsay presided over a city at the vortex of the civil rights, antiwar, women's, and gay rights movements, a turbulent global economy, demographic upheaval defined by an influx of  Read more...
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Named Person: John V Lindsay; John V Lindsay
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Roberts
ISBN: 9780231152600 9780231152617 0231152604 0231152612
OCLC Number: 529958025
Description: viii, 247 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
City in crisis I --
The making of the mayor --
Black and white --
Power to the rest of the people --
Crime and punishment --
Adventure playground --
The politics of change --
Lindsay and labor --
The physical city --
The second toughest job --
New York's great society --
City in crisis II --
The mayoral matchup.
Other Titles: John V. Lindsay and the reinvention of New York
Responsibility: edited by Sam Roberts.

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"In a stunning repudiation of the Democratic machine, John V. Lindsay (1921-2000) captured the New York mayoralty in 1965 by promising to rid the city of apathy and corruption and make New York governable again. Over the next eight years, Lindsay presided over a city at the vortex of the civil rights, antiwar, women's, and gay rights movements, a turbulent global economy, demographic upheaval defined by an influx of blacks and Puerto Ricans and an exodus of whites, and volatile local labor politics further fractured by race. He would revolutionize urban planning, hoping to make New York not just inhabitable but enjoyable--a celebration of itself-and he would attempt to overhaul the government's services and priorities. Some reforms succeeded. Others failed. While few have evaluated Lindsay's controversial legacy with the benefit of hindsight and within the context of national cultural upheaval, this book does just that."--Page 4 of cover.

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