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Where the river burned : Carl Stokes and the struggle to save Cleveland

Author: David Stradling; Richard Stradling
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1960s, Cleveland suffered through racial violence, spiking crime rates, and a shrinking tax base, as the city lost jobs and population. Rats infested an expanding and decaying ghetto, Lake Erie appeared to be dying, and dangerous air pollution hung over the city. Such was the urban crisis in the "Mistake on the Lake." When the Cuyahoga River caught fire in the summer of 1969, the city was at its nadir,  Read more...
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Named Person: Carl Stokes; Carl Stokes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Stradling; Richard Stradling
ISBN: 9780801453618 0801453615
OCLC Number: 891941723
Description: xv, 245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : the crisis in the urban environment --
What will become of Cleveland? --
Hough and the urban crisis --
Downtown and the limits of urban renewal --
Policy and the polluted city --
The burning river --
From earth day to ecocity --
Epilogue : what became of Cleveland.
Responsibility: David Stradling and Richard Stradling.

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In Where the River Burned, David Stradling and Richard Stradling describe Cleveland's nascent transition from polluted industrial city to viable service city during the administration of Carl Stokes,  Read more...

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"Focusing on Cleveland's shift from industrial to postindustrial service city and mayor Carl Stokes's administration (1967-1971), David (history, Univ. of Cincinnati) and Richard (retired reporter) Read more...

 
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