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Making good neighbors : civil rights, liberalism, and integration in postwar Philadelphia

Author: Abigail Perkiss
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2014. ©2014
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In the 1950s and 1960s, as the white residents, real estate agents, and municipal officials of many American cities fought keep African Americans out of traditionally white neighborhoods, Philadelphia's West Mount Airy became one of the first neighborhoods in the nation where residents came together around a community-wide mission toward intentional integration. As West Mount Airy experienced transition, homeowners  Read more...
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History
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Perkiss, Abigail, 1981-
Making good neighbors
(DLC) 2013032843
(OCoLC)855858302
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Abigail Perkiss
ISBN: 9780801470851 0801470854
OCLC Number: 874563368
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction : civil rights' stepchild --
A home of one's own : the battle over residential space in twentieth century America --
Finding capital in diversity : the creating of racially integrated space --
Marketing diversity : integration and the white imagination --
Integration, separation, and the fight for black identity --
Well-trained citizens and good neighbors : educating an integrated America --
Confrontations in black and white : the crisis of integration --
The choice to live differently : reimagining integration at century's end --
Epilogue : intentional wakefulness : West Mount Airy and the legacy of integration.
Responsibility: by Abigail Perkiss.
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Abigail Perkiss tells the remarkable story of West Mount Airy, drawing on archival research and her oral history interviews with residents of this purposefully integrated Philadelphia...  Read more...

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