By Todd E Robinson

ISBN-10: 1439909210

ISBN-13: 9781439909218

ISBN-10: 1439909229

ISBN-13: 9781439909225

A urban inside of a City examines the civil rights flow within the North via targeting the struggles for equality in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Historian Todd Robinson reviews the problems surrounding institution integration and bureaucratic reforms in addition to the function of black adolescence activism to aspect the range of black resistance. He makes a speciality of respectability in the African American neighborhood as a fashion of knowing how the flow used to be shaped and held jointly. And he elucidates the oppositional function of northern conservatives concerning racial progress.


A urban inside a City cogently argues that the post-war political reform championed via neighborhood Republicans reworked the city's racial geography, making a racialized "city inside of a city," that includes a process of "managerial racism" designed to maintain blacks in declining inner-city components. As Robinson shows, this daring, provocative framework for knowing race relatives in Grand Rapids has broader implications for illuminating the twentieth-century African American city adventure in secondary cities.

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