Community and Regional Planning
Journal or Book Title
Journal of Southern History
In the growing catalog of books about the decline of the postwar American city, race dominates the narrative. A significant portion of this literature takes the form of what might be called urban political biography. A single city is examined with an eye toward understanding how conflicts, usually centered on race and residence, have shaped its political culture and the broad outlines of its physical form. This literature has provided valuable insights, helping explain some of the distinctive development patterns that came to characterize U.S. cities in the second half of the twentieth century.
The Southern Historical Association
Basmajian, Carlton W., "Review: Displacing Democracy: Economic Segregation in America. By Amy Widestrom" (2016). Community and Regional Planning Publications. 41.