Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-03-30
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Eugenics, racial thinking, and white supremacist attitudes influenced even the federal government's actions toward housing in the 20th century, dooming American cities to ghettoization. The Federal Housing Administration continued discriminatory housing policies even into the 1960s, long after civil rights legislation. This all-American tale is told through the prism of Baltimore, from its early suburbanization in the 1880s to the consequences of white flight after World War II, and into the first decade of the twenty-first century. The events are real, and so are the heroes and villains. Mr. Pietila's narrative centers on the human side of residential real estate practices, whose discriminatory tools were the same everywhere: restrictive covenants, redlining, blockbusting, predatory lending.

Table of Contents

Preface: Harlem on My Mindp. ix
1910-1944: A White Man's City
1910p. 5
Good Governmentp. 22
Race Sciencep. 32
Segregation by Collusionp. 47
Mapping Bigotryp. 61
The Good Warp. 75
1944-1968: Blacks Next Door
Crossing Fulton Avenuep. 89
Covenants Crumblep. 105
Fighting Anti-Semitismp. 128
A Brotherhood of Profitp. 144
Ordinary Livesp. 159
Uneasy Alliesp. 172
From Dream to Nightmarep. 189
1968-2000: The Noose
Exiting the Cityp. 211
Metropolisp. 222
Persistent Patternsp. 236
Epilogue: An American Dilemmap. 255
Acknowledgmentsp. 263
Notesp. 271
Indexp. 309
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