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The Resource Inside Newark : decline, rebellion, and the search for transformation, Robert Curvin

Inside Newark : decline, rebellion, and the search for transformation, Robert Curvin

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Inside Newark : decline, rebellion, and the search for transformation
Title
Inside Newark
Title remainder
decline, rebellion, and the search for transformation
Statement of responsibility
Robert Curvin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For decades, leaders in Newark, New Jersey, have claimed their city is about to return to its vibrant past. How accurate is this prediction? Is Newark on the verge of revitalization? Robert Curvin, who was one of New Jersey's outstanding civil rights leaders, examines the city, chronicling its history, politics, and culture. Throughout the pages of Inside Newark, Curvin approaches his story both as an insider who is rooting for Newark and as an objective social scientist illuminating the causes and effects of sweeping changes in the city Based on historical records and revealing interviews with over one hundred residents and officials, Inside Newark traces Newark's history from the 1950s, when the city was a thriving industrial center, to the era of Mayor Cory Booker. Along the way, Curvin covers the disturbances of July 1967, called a riot by the media and a rebellion by residents; the administration of Kenneth Gibson, the first black mayor of a large northeastern city; and the era of Sharpe James, who was found guilty of corruption. Curvin examines damaging housing and mortgage policies, the state takeover of the failing school system, the persistence of corruption and patronage, Newark's shifting ethnic and racial composition, positive developments in housing and business complexes, and the reign of ambitious mayor Cory Booker. Inside Newark reveals a central weakness that continues to plague Newark--that throughout this history, elected officials have not risen to the challenges they have faced. Curvin calls on those in positions of influence to work for the social and economic improvement of all groups and concludes with suggestions for change, focusing on education reform, civic participation, financial management, partnerships with agencies and business, improving Newark's City Council, and limiting the term of the mayor. If Newark's leadership can encompass these changes, Newark will have a chance at a true turnaround. "--
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Curvin, Robert
Dewey number
320.09749/32
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F144.N657
LC item number
C87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Rivergate regionals collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political culture
  • Urban renewal
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Local
  • Economic history
  • Political culture
  • Political science
  • Social history
  • Urban renewal
  • Newark (N.J.)
  • Newark (N.J.)
  • Newark (N.J.)
  • New Jersey
Label
Inside Newark : decline, rebellion, and the search for transformation, Robert Curvin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1053693
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 377 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813565712
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013037741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813565712
  • (OCoLC)862102443
Label
Inside Newark : decline, rebellion, and the search for transformation, Robert Curvin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1053693
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 377 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813565712
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013037741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813565712
  • (OCoLC)862102443

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