A haven and a hell : the ghetto in black America /

The black ghetto is thought of as a place of urban decay and social disarray. Like the historical ghetto of Venice, it is perceived as a space of confinement, one imposed on black America by whites. It is the home of a marginalized underclass and a sign of the depth of American segregation. Yet whil...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Freeman, Lance (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
Table of Contents:
  • The embryonic ghetto
  • The age of the black enclave
  • The federally sanctioned ghetto
  • World War II and the aftermath : the ghetto diverges
  • The ghetto erupts : the 1960s
  • The last decades of the twentieth century
  • The ghetto in the twenty-first century
  • Conclusion: how to have a haven but no hell in the twenty-first century
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index.