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How Newark became Newark [electronic resource] : the rise, fall, and rebirth of an American city / Brad R. Tuttle.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rivergate Books, c2009.Description: 1 online resource (x, 339 p., [12] p. of plates) : ill., mapsISBN:
  • 9780813546568 (electronic bk.)
  • 0813546567 (electronic bk.)
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: How Newark became Newark.DDC classification:
  • 974.9/32 22
LOC classification:
  • F144.N657 T88 2009eb
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Contents:
Acknowledgments; Prologue: Pride in Newark: A 300th Anniversary and a City on the Brink; Part I: Rise; Chapter 1: Corporation: Sheltered Puritan Village to Teeming Industrial Hub; Chapter 2: Politics to the Dogs: Southern Sympathy During the Civil War; Chapter 3: Greater Newark: A Metropolis Blooms with the Dawn of the Twentieth Century; Part II: Fall; Chapter 4: Dead Weight: Prohibition, Politics, and the Growth of Organized Crime; Chapter 5: The Slums of Ten Years from Now: A City Transformed through Postwar Urban Renewal.
Summary: For the first time in forty years, the story of one of America's most maligned cities is told in all its grit and glory. With its open-armed embrace of manufacturing, Newark, New Jersey, rode the Industrial Revolution to great prominence and wealth that lasted well into the twentieth century. In the postwar years, however, Newark experienced a perfect storm of urban troubles--political corruption, industrial abandonment, white flight, racial conflict, crime, poverty. Cities across the United States found themselves in similar predicaments, yet Newark stands out as an exceptional case. Its saga.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-324) and index.

Acknowledgments; Prologue: Pride in Newark: A 300th Anniversary and a City on the Brink; Part I: Rise; Chapter 1: Corporation: Sheltered Puritan Village to Teeming Industrial Hub; Chapter 2: Politics to the Dogs: Southern Sympathy During the Civil War; Chapter 3: Greater Newark: A Metropolis Blooms with the Dawn of the Twentieth Century; Part II: Fall; Chapter 4: Dead Weight: Prohibition, Politics, and the Growth of Organized Crime; Chapter 5: The Slums of Ten Years from Now: A City Transformed through Postwar Urban Renewal.

For the first time in forty years, the story of one of America's most maligned cities is told in all its grit and glory. With its open-armed embrace of manufacturing, Newark, New Jersey, rode the Industrial Revolution to great prominence and wealth that lasted well into the twentieth century. In the postwar years, however, Newark experienced a perfect storm of urban troubles--political corruption, industrial abandonment, white flight, racial conflict, crime, poverty. Cities across the United States found themselves in similar predicaments, yet Newark stands out as an exceptional case. Its saga.

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