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Author Duneier, Mitchell, author.

Title Ghetto : the invention of a place, the history of an idea / Mitchell Duneier.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  307.3366 DUN    AVAILABLE
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Description xii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary On March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in il geto—a closed quarter named for the copper foundry that once occupied the area. The term stuck. In this sweeping and original interpretation, Mitchell Duneier traces the idea of the ghetto from its beginnings in the sixteenth century and its revival by the Nazis to the present. As Duneier shows, we cannot understand the entanglements of race, poverty, and place in America today without recalling the history of the ghetto in Europe, as well as later efforts to understand the problems of the American city.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-280) and index.
Contents A Nazi deception -- Chicago, 1944: Horace Cayton -- Harlem, 1965: Kenneth Clark -- Chicago, 1987: William Julius Wilson -- Harlem: 2004: Geoffrey Canada -- The forgotten ghetto.
Subject Jewish ghettos -- History.
Inner cities -- United States -- History.
Segregation -- History.
ISBN 9780374161804 (hardcover)
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