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Block by block : neighborhoods and public policy on Chicago's West Side

Author: Amanda I Seligman
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2005.
Series: Historical studies of urban America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the decades following World War II, cities across the United States saw an influx of African American families into otherwise homogeneously white areas. This racial transformation of urban neighborhoods led many whites to migrate to the suburbs, producing the phenomenon commonly known as white flight. In Block by Block, Amanda I. Seligman draws on the surprisingly understudied West Side communities of Chicago to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda I Seligman
ISBN: 0226746631 9780226746630 0226746658 9780226746654
OCLC Number: 56086688
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 301 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : block by block --
Chicago's West Side --
Housing codes --
Conservation and urban renewal --
A Chicago campus for the University of Illinois --
Public schools --
Blockbusting --
Keeping African Americans out --
Keeping whites in --
Epilogue : reconsidering white flight.
Series Title: Historical studies of urban America.
Responsibility: Amanda I. Seligman.
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