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The Ungovernable City - Vincent J. Cannato

The Ungovernable City

Paperback Published: 1st June 2002
ISBN: 9780465008445
Number Of Pages: 720

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"Essential reading for anyone interested in American cities or in the 1960's." --Washington Post. Vincent Cannato takes us back to the time when John Lindsay stunned New York with his liberal Republican agenda, WASP sensibility, and movie-star good looks. With peerless authority, Cannato explores how Lindsay Liberalism failed to save New York, and, in the opinion of many, left it worse off than it was in the mid-1960's.

Introductionp. ix
The District's Pride, the Nation's Hopep. 1
Mugwump for Mayor: The 1965 Campaignp. 19
Fighting the "Power Brokers"p. 75
Of Riots, Racial Tensions, and the Youth Rebellionp. 119
The Civilian Complaint Review Boardp. 155
1968 and the Rise of "Dissensus" Politicsp. 189
Columbia University, 1968: A School Under Siegep. 229
From Integration to Decentralization to Community Control: Reforming the New York City Public Schoolsp. 267
Community Control and the 1968 Teachers' Strikes: The Debacle at Ocean Hill--Brownsvillep. 301
Blacks and Jews: Old Allies, New Tensionsp. 353
Escape from New York? John Lindsay's Political Dilemmasp. 375
Confronting the White Ethnics: The 1969 Campaignp. 389
Charting a Second Term Afloat an Ever-Turbulent Seap. 443
Political Disaster: Switching Parties, Forest Hills, and Running for Presidentp. 493
Assessing the Lindsay Yearsp. 525
"Good-Bye to All That"p. 555
Epiloguep. 577
Notesp. 581
Indexp. 677
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ISBN: 9780465008445
ISBN-10: 0465008445
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 720
Published: 1st June 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.5  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 1.08
Edition Number: 1