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Crossing the class and color lines : from public housing to white suburbia

Author: Leonard S Rubinowitz; James E Rosenbaum
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2000.
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From 1976 to 1998, the Gautreaux Assisted Housing Program moved over 7,000 low-income black families from Chicago's inner city to middle-class white suburbs--the largest and longest-running residential, racial, and economic integration effort in American history. Crossing the Class and Color Lines is the story of that project, from the initial struggles and discomfort of the relocated families to their eventual  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard S Rubinowitz; James E Rosenbaum
ISBN: 0226730891 9780226730899 0226730905 9780226730905
OCLC Number: 42690202
Description: xiv, 241 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: a modern odyssey --
Desegregation within the city's limits: the scattered site program --
Inventing the metropolitan-wide Gautreaux program --
Implementing the Gautreaux program: two decade of moving out --
Families on the move --
Safety first --
Social interactions --
Schooling --
Education and employment outcomes --
Conclusion: the road ahead.
Responsibility: Leonard S. Rubinowitz and James E. Rosenbaum with Shirley Dvorin [and others] ; and with a foreword by Alex Kotlowitz.
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In the US, it is rare that people of different races and social classes live together in the same housing developments and neighbourhoods. The Gautreaux program was especially designed to help  Read more...

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