Race, Neighborhoods, and Community Power: Buffalo Politics, 1934-1997

State University of New York Press
9/18/2009

Race, Neighborhoods, and Community Power: Buffalo Politics, 1934-1997 Table Of Content

Illustrations ix
Preface and Acknowledgments xi
Chapter 1 Race, Neighborhoods, and Community Power 1
Chapter 2 Buffalo and Western New York 27
Chapter 3 Race, Neighborhood Composition, and Representation 43
Chapter 4 Race and Public Housing Policy: The Early Years 65
Chapter 5 Urban Renewal and the East Side 85
Chapter 6 Urban Unrest, Suburban Growth, and the Birth of the Contemporary Ghetto 119
Chapter 7 Arthur v. Nyquist and the Emergence of Mayor Griffin 149
Chapter 8 Nostalgia and Confrontation: The Griffin Years 179
Chapter 9 Conclusions 213
Postscript 225
Methodological Appendix 229
Notes 231
References 273
Index 287


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Kraus (political science, Hamline U.) uses case studies and in-depth research to show how local political causes closely affected geographic concentrations of poverty and segregation in Buffalo. Chapters describe the racial composition of neighborhoods; community power; Buffalo within western New York, race, neighborhoods, and representation; race and public housing policy; urban renewal and Buffalo's east side; urban unrest, suburban growth, and the birth of the contemporary ghetto; school segregation and the beginning of their desegregation; and issues of race and nostalgia in the era of four- time mayor Griffin. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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