Campus Units

Community and Regional Planning

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2-2016

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Southern History

Volume

82

Issue

1

First Page

220

Last Page

221

DOI

10.1353/soh.2016.0063

Abstract

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.

Comments

This book review is published as Basmajian, C., Review of Displacing Democracy: Economic Segregation in America. By Amy Widestrom. American Governance: Politics, Policy, and Public Law. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015); in Journal of Southern History; Feb 2016. 82(1); 220-221. DOI: 10.1353/soh.2016.0063. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Southern Historical Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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