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The Resource Family properties : race, real estate, and the exploitation of Black urban America, Beryl Satter

Family properties : race, real estate, and the exploitation of Black urban America, Beryl Satter

Label
Family properties : race, real estate, and the exploitation of Black urban America
Title
Family properties
Title remainder
race, real estate, and the exploitation of Black urban America
Statement of responsibility
Beryl Satter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Part family story and part urban history, this work is a landmark investigation of segregation and urban decay in Chicago, and in cities across the nation. The "promised land" for thousands of Southern blacks, postwar Chicago quickly became the most segregated city in the North, the site of the nation's worst ghettos and the target of Martin Luther King Jr.'s first campaign beyond the South. In this book, the author identifies the true causes of the city's black slums and the ruin of urban neighborhoods throughout the country. It is not, as some have argued, black pathology, the culture of poverty, or white flight, but a widespread and institutionalized system of legal and financial exploitation. This is an account of a city in crisis; unscrupulous lawyers, slumlords, and speculators are pitched against religious reformers, community organizers, and an impassioned attorney who launched a crusade against the profiteers, the author's father, Mark J. Satter. At the heart of the struggle stand the black migrants who, having left the South with its legacy of sharecropping, suddenly find themselves caught in a new kind of debt peonage. The author shows the interlocking forces at work in their oppression: the discriminatory practices of the banking industry; the federal policies that created the country's shameful "dual housing market" ; the economic anxieties that fueled white violence; and the tempting profits to be made by preying on the city's most vulnerable population. This tale of racism and real estate, politics and finance, will forever change our understanding of the forces that transformed urban America
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Satter, Beryl
Dewey number
363.5/9996073077311
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD7288.76.U52
LC item number
C434 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Satter, Mark J
  • African Americans
  • Discrimination in housing
  • Housing policy
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Lawyers
  • Landlords
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Label
Family properties : race, real estate, and the exploitation of Black urban America, Beryl Satter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [385]-470) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The story of my father -- Jewish Lawndale ; The noose around Black Chicago ; Justice in Chicago ; Reform-- Illinois-style ; The liberal movement and the death of a radical -- King in Chicago ; The story of a building ; Organizing Lawndale ; The big holdout ; The Federal trials
Control code
ocm237018885
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
495 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805076769
Lccn
2008033005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)237018885
  • (Sirsi) a976232
Label
Family properties : race, real estate, and the exploitation of Black urban America, Beryl Satter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [385]-470) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The story of my father -- Jewish Lawndale ; The noose around Black Chicago ; Justice in Chicago ; Reform-- Illinois-style ; The liberal movement and the death of a radical -- King in Chicago ; The story of a building ; Organizing Lawndale ; The big holdout ; The Federal trials
Control code
ocm237018885
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
495 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805076769
Lccn
2008033005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)237018885
  • (Sirsi) a976232

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