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"The most segregated city in America" : city planning and civil rights in Birmingham, 1920-1980

Author: Charles E Connerly
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Birmingham is well known for its civil rights history, particularly for the violent white-on-black bombings that occurred there in the 1960s, resulting in the city's nickname "Bombingham." What is less well known about Birmingham's racial history, however, is the extent to which early city planning decisions influenced and prompted the city's civil rights protests. The first book-length work to analyze this
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles E Connerly
ISBN: 0813923344 9780813923345
OCLC Number: 56729825
Description: xvi, 360 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Big Mules and Bottom Rails in the Magic City --
Planning and Jim Crow --
Planning, Neighborhood Change, and Civil Rights --
"The Spirit of Racial Zoning" --
Urban Renewal and Highways --
Civil Rights and City Planning --
The African American Planning Tradition in Birmingham --
The Evolution of Black Neighborhood Empowerment.
Responsibility: Charles E. Connerly.
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