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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.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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(DLC) 2014031091
Named Person: Carl Stokes; Carl Stokes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Stradling; Richard Stradling
ISBN: 9780801455667 0801455669
OCLC Number: 905638470
Description: 1 online resource
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.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
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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