The Ghetto Game: Racial Conflicts in the City

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2
Segregation's Sequence

IN ORDER to understand the development and prevalence of residential segregation, it is necessary to have some knowledge of the physical circumstances that have been associated with its growth. The man-made geography of the great cities has been the background for the growth of large-scale housing segregation. The slums and tenements, the high-rise apartment areas, row-house neighborhoods and middle-class subdivisions have all served as settings for racial change. The various kinds of housing and neighborhoods have been extremely important in determining the manner in which racial change has occurred and the ways in which segregation has been consolidated. The factors of housing quality, density of dwellings on the land and neighborhood composition have established the physical context in which the dynamics of racial separation have worked. The physical features of the urban landscape have themselves been in a process of change that has interacted with the shift of population and housing demand. Surprisingly little has been written about the influence of city landmarks and topography upon the shape of segregation.

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  • Title Page v
  • Contents vii
  • 1 - Race and Our Cities 3
  • 2 - Segregation's Sequence 27
  • 3 - Negroes Are . . . 53
  • 4 - The Housing Industry-- Unfree Enterprise 83
  • 5 - Distant Neighbors 107
  • 6 - Streets of Danger 135
  • 7 - Renewal and Rights 159
  • 8 - The Order of Tolerance 181
  • 9 - The Determinants of Change 207
  • 10 - Formula for Urban Freedom 225
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