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Making the Second Ghetto : Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1960 - Arnold R. Hirsch

Making the Second Ghetto

Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1960

Paperback Published: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9780226342443
Number Of Pages: 362

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In "Making the Second Ghetto," Arnold Hirsch argues that in the post-depression years Chicago was a "pioneer in developing concepts and devices" for housing segregation. Hirsch shows that the legal framework for the national urban renewal effort was forged in the heat generated by the racial struggles waged on Chicago's South Side. His chronicle of the strategies used by ethnic, political, and business interests in reaction to the great migration of southern blacks in the 1940s describes how the violent reaction of an emergent "white" population combined with public policy to segregate the city.
"In this excellent, intricate, and meticulously researched study, Hirsch exposes the social engineering of the post-war ghetto."--Roma Barnes, "Journal of American Studies"
"According to Arnold Hirsch, Chicago's postwar housing projects were a colossal exercise in moral deception. . . . An] excellent study of public policy gone astray."--Ron Grossman, "Chicago Tribune"
"An informative and provocative account of critical aspects of the process in Chicago]. . . . A good and useful book."--Zane Miller, "Reviews in American History"
"A valuable and important book."--Allan Spear, "Journal of American History"

List of tables and maps
Foreword to the 1998 Edition
The second ghetto and the dynamics of neighborhood
An era of hidden violence
Friends, neighbors, and rioters
The Loop versus the slums: downtown strikes back
A neighborhood on a hill: Hyde Park and the University of Chicago
Divided we stand: white unity and the color line at midcentury
Making the second ghetto
Epilogue: Chicago and the nation
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ISBN: 9780226342443
ISBN-10: 0226342441
Series: Historical Studies of Urban America
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 1st January 1998
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition