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The political economy of the urban ghetto

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  • OCLC: ocm44954264
  • ISBN: 9780585214221
  • ISBN: 0585214220
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 286 pages) : illustrations.
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  • Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1984.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-273) and index.
Contents: The ghetto and the city -- The evolution of urban racial segregation and discrimination -- The emergence of Balck ghettos -- Ghetto life during the Great Depression -- The World War II interlude -- The collapse of traditional Southern agriculture -- Organized labor and Black workers -- The changing economic base of metropolitan areas -- Black economic well-being since the 1950s -- The economic dynamics of the ghetto -- Work and wages in the ghetto -- Discrimination and coerced labor -- The welfare system and the ghetto economy -- Business enterprise in the urban ghetto -- Can we solve the problem?
Subject: African Americans -- Economic conditions
African Americans -- Segregation
African Americans -- Employment -- History -- 20th century
Cities and towns -- United States -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Economic conditions
United States -- Race relations

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