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Camden after the fall : decline and renewal in a post-industrial city

Author: Howard Gillette, Jr.
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.
Series: Politics and culture in modern America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats

Camden After the Fall chronicles the history of a classic post-industrial American city and points toward a sustained urban revitalization strategy for the twenty-first century.


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Gillette, Jr.
ISBN: 0812219686 9780812219685
OCLC Number: 72763131
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2005 Kenneth Jackson Best Book Award from the Urban History Association.
Winner of Winner of the 2007 Richard P. McCormick Prize of the New Jersey Historical Commission.
Winner of Winner of the 2006 Author's Award of the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance.
Description: xv, 323 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Shifting fortunes. A city that worked ; Camden transformed. --
pt. 2. Shifting power. To save our city ; From city to county: the rise of the suburban power structure. --
pt. 3. Shifting strategy. The downtown waterfront: changing Camden's image ; The neighborhoods: not by faith alone ; The courts: seeking justice and fairness. --
pt. 4. Shifting prospects. The politics of recovery ; From Camden: reinventing the city, engaging the region.
Series Title: Politics and culture in modern America.
Responsibility: Howard Gillette, Jr.


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"A masterly narrative of the twists and turns of Camden's renewal politics from the perspective of local politicians, regional and state power brokers, and citizens groups."-Journal of American Read more...

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