Race, Neighborhoods, and Community Power : Buffalo Politics, 1934-1997

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2000-11-01
Publisher(s): State Univ of New York Pr
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Summary

In this provocative and in-depth history of several decades of recent Buffalo city politics, Neil Kraus examines the local political causes behind geographic concentrations of poverty. Race, Neighborhoods, and Community Power makes the compelling case that policy adopted at the local level has had a significant impact on the development of low-income, segregated urban neighborhoods.

Author Biography

Neil Kraus is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Hamline University.

Table of Contents

Illustrations
ix
Preface and Acknowledgments xi
Race, Neighborhoods, and Community Power
1(26)
Buffalo and Western New York
27(16)
Race, Neighborhood Composition, and Representation
43(22)
Race and Public Housing Policy: The Early Years
65(20)
Urban Renewal and the East Side
85(34)
Urban Unrest, Suburban Growth, and the Birth of the Contemporary Ghetto
119(30)
Arthur v. Nyquist and the Emergence of Mayor Griffin
149(30)
Nostalgia and Confrontation: The Griffin Years
179(34)
Conclusions
213(12)
Postscript 225(4)
Methodological Appendix 229(2)
Notes 231(42)
References 273(14)
Index 287

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