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 circulate within the North through focusing on the struggles for equality in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Historian Todd Robinson reviews the problems surrounding university integration and bureaucratic reforms in addition to the function of black adolescence activism to element the variety of black resistance. He makes a speciality of respectability in the African American group as a fashion of knowing how the circulation used to be shaped and held jointly. And he elucidates the oppositional position of northern conservatives concerning racial progress.


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

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