9780813544908

How Newark Became Newark: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American City

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  • ISBN13:

    9780813544908

  • ISBN10:

    0813544904

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-03-30
  • Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
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Summary

This sweeping popular history is the unflinching story of one of Americas most fascinating cities. Brad R. Tuttles illustrated account is fresh and honesta critical tale that does not shy away from Newarks sometimes seedy past. From its abrupt and steady decline following WWII to todays more hopeful future spurned on by a new real estate market and a growing population, How Newark Became Newark follows well-known and long-forgotten characters and significant events embodying the overall rise, fall, and rebirth of New Jerseys biggest city.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prologue. Pride in Newark: A 300th Anniversary and a City on the Brinkp. 3
Risep. 13
Corporation: Sheltered Puritan Village to Teeming Industrial Hubp. 15
Politics to the Dogs: Southern Sympathy during the Civil Warp. 39
Greater Newark: A Metropolis Blooms with the Dawn of the Twentieth Centuryp. 63
Fallp. 87
Dead Weight: Prohibition, Politics, and the Growth of Organized Crimep. 89
The Slums of Ten Years from Now: A City Transformed through Postwar Urban Renewalp. 119
Bound to Explode: Generations of Frustration Boil Over in the Summer of 1967p. 142
The Worst American City: A Transfer of Power and the Dire 1970sp. 171
Rebirthp. 209
Sharpe Change: A New Mayor Charts the Meandering Road to Recoveryp. 211
A Renaissance for the Rest of Us: Cory Booker Confronts the Power Structurep. 240
Stand Up: A New Administration, a New Arena, and Some Age-Old Strugglesp. 265
Note on Sourcesp. 287
Notesp. 289
Selected Bibliographyp. 321
Indexp. 325
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