Baltimore Revisited: Stories of Inequality and Resistance in a US City (Hardback)
  • Baltimore Revisited: Stories of Inequality and Resistance in a US City (Hardback)
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Baltimore Revisited: Stories of Inequality and Resistance in a US City (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 30/08/2019
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Nicknamed both "Mobtown" and "Charm City" and located on the border of the North and South, Baltimore is a city of contradictions. From media depictions in The Wire to the real-life trial of police officers for the murder of Freddie Gray, Baltimore has become a quintessential example of a struggling American city. Yet the truth about Baltimore is far more complicated-and more fascinating.

To help untangle these apparent paradoxes, the editors of Baltimore Revisited have assembled a collection of over thirty experts from inside and outside academia. Together, they reveal that Baltimore has been ground zero for a slew of neoliberal policies, a place where inequality has increased as corporate interests have eagerly privatized public goods and services to maximize profits. But they also uncover how community members resist and reveal a long tradition of Baltimoreans who have fought for social justice.

The essays in this collection take readers on a tour through the city's diverse neighborhoods, from the Lumbee Indian community in East Baltimore to the crusade for environmental justice in South Baltimore. Baltimore Revisited examines the city's past, reflects upon the city's present, and envisions the city's future.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813594026
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Baltimore Revisited presents an important and compelling portrait of Baltimore's past to advocate a more just present and future. Not just a book about Baltimore, this collection can serve as a roadmap for scholars, students, and civic leaders seeking to understand how cities take the shape they do and what can be done to challenge those patterns when they deny justice to citizens."

--Rebecca K. Shrum "associate professor of history, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis "
"Trump's Dehumanizing Attacks on Baltimore Are Hiding an Awful Truth--And He Knows It," op-ed by Nicole King
https: //www.newsweek.com/trumps-dehumanizing-attacks-baltimore-are-hiding-awful-truth-he-knows-it-opinion-1452035--Newsweek

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