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How Newark became Newark : the rise, fall, and rebirth of an American city /
Brad R. Tuttle.
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New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009.
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x, 339 p.
ISBN
0813544904 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9780813544908 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009.
isbn
0813544904 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780813544908 (hardcover : alk. paper)
catalogue key
6787809
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This sweeping popular history is the unflinching story of one of America's most fascinating cities. Brad R. Tuttle's illustrated account is fresh and honest--a critical tale that does not shy away from Newark's sometime seedy past. From its abrupt and steady decline following WWII to today's more hopeful future spurned on by a new real estate market and a growing population, How Newark Became Newark follows well-known and long-forgotten characters and significant events embodying the overall rise, fall, and rebirth of New Jersey's biggest city.
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This sweeping popular history is the unflinching story of one of America's most fascinating cities. Brad R. Tuttle's illustrated account is fresh and honest'”a critical tale that does not shy away from Newark's sometime seedy past. From its abrupt and steady decline following WWII to today's more hopeful future spurned on by a new real estate market and a growing population, How Newark Became Newark follows well-known and long-forgotten characters and significant events embodying the overall rise, fall, and rebirth of New Jersey's biggest city.
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This sweeping popular history is the unflinching story of one of America’s most fascinating cities. Brad R. Tuttle’s illustrated account is fresh and honest—a critical tale that does not shy away from Newark’s sometime seedy past. From its abrupt and steady decline following WWII to today’s more hopeful future spurned on by a new real estate market and a growing population, How Newark Became Newark follows well-known and long-forgotten characters and significant events embodying the overall rise, fall, and rebirth of New Jersey’s biggest city.
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This sweeping popular history is the unflinching story of one of AmericaÂ's most fascinating cities. Brad R. TuttleÂ's illustrated account is fresh and honestÂ--a critical tale that does not shy away from NewarkÂ's sometime seedy past. From its abrupt and steady decline following WWII to todayÂ's more hopeful future spurned on by a new real estate market and a growing population, How Newark Became Newark follows well-known and long-forgotten characters and significant events embodying the overall rise, fall, and rebirth of New JerseyÂ's biggest city.
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"This is the first major history of the state's largest city in more than 40 years. Brad R. Tuttle seems determined to present a warts-and-all portrait of [Newark]. He devotes the bulk of this handsomely produced book to a well-researched and -written account of Newark's long and colorful history as one of the nation's first manufacturing hubs." Tom Mackin,Newark Star-Ledger
"An absorbing and impressive 'biography' of our city, tracing both major influences and a strong cast of colorful, often corrupt characters. One must be impressed with Newark's resilience given the powerful forces Tuttle's book portrays that could have defeated the forces for good." Fr. Edwin D. Leahy, O.S.B., Headmaster, St. Benedict's Preparatory School, Newark, NJ
"Finally, with Brad R. Tuttle's How Newark Became Newark, we have an exceedingly fresh and bold historical narrative that at once dignifies the city's complicated past and informs what must be known about its tenacity and endurance. Not since John Cunningham'sNewark has any author contributed so mightily to our understanding of Newark's importance to American urban history." Clement Alexander Price, professor of history, Rutgers University, Newark
"Finally, with Brad R. Tuttle'sHow Newark Became Newark, we have an exceedingly fresh and bold historical narrative that at once dignifies the city's complicated past and informs what must be known about its tenacity and endurance. Not since John Cunningham'sNewarkhas any author contributed so mightily to our understanding of Newark's importance to American urban history." Clement Alexander Price, professor of history, Rutgers University, Newark
"This is the first major history of the state's largest city in more than 40 years. Brad R. Tuttle seems determined to present a warts-and-all portrait of [Newark]. He devotes the bulk of this handsomely produced book to a well-researched and -written account of Newark's long and colorful history as one of the nation's first manufacturing hubs." Tom Mackin, Newark Star-Ledger
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Summaries
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This work is a popular history that spans Newark's epic transformation from a tiny Puritan village into a manufacturing powerhouse, on to its desperate struggles in the 20th century and beyond.
Main Description
For the first time in forty years, the story of one of America's most maligned cities is told in all its grit and glory. With its open-armed embrace of manufacturing, Newark, New Jersey, rode the Industrial Revolution to great prominence and wealth that lasted well into the twentieth century. In the postwar years, however, Newark experienced a perfect storm of urban troubles--political corruption, industrial abandonment, white flight, racial conflict, crime, poverty. Cities across the United States found themselves in similar predicaments, yet Newark stands out as an exceptional case. Its saga reflects the rollercoaster ride of Everycity U.S.A., only with a steeper rise, sharper turns, and a much more dramatic plunge.How Newark Became Newark is a fresh, unflinching popular history that spans the city's epic transformation from a tiny Puritan village into a manufacturing powerhouse, on to its desperate struggles in the twentieth century and beyond. After World War II, unrest mounted as the minority community was increasingly marginalized, leading to the wrenching civic disturbances of the 1960s. Though much of the city was crippled for years, How Newark Became Newark is also a story of survival and hope. Today, a real estate revival and growing population are signs that Newark is once again in ascendance.
Main Description
This sweeping popular history is the unflinching story of one of Americas most fascinating cities. Brad R. Tuttles illustrated account is fresh and honesta critical tale that does not shy away from Newarks sometimes seedy past. From its abrupt and steady decline following WWII to todays more hopeful future spurned on by a new real estate market and a growing population, How Newark Became Newark follows well-known and long-forgotten characters and significant events embodying the overall rise, fall, and rebirth of New Jerseys biggest city.
Main Description
For the first time in forty years, the story of one of America’s most maligned cities is told in all its grit and glory. With its open-armed embrace of manufacturing, Newark, New Jersey, rode the Industrial Revolution to great prominence and wealth that lasted well into the twentieth century. In the postwar years, however, Newark experienced a perfect storm of urban troubles—political corruption, industrial abandonment, white flight, racial conflict, crime, poverty. Cities across the United States found themselves in similar predicaments, yet Newark stands out as an exceptional case. Its saga reflects the rollercoaster ride of Everycity U.S.A., only with a steeper rise, sharper turns, and a much more dramatic plunge.How Newark Became Newark is a fresh, unflinching popular history that spans the city’s epic transformation from a tiny Puritan village into a manufacturing powerhouse, on to its desperate struggles in the twentieth century and beyond. After World War II, unrest mounted as the minority community was increasingly marginalized, leading to the wrenching civic disturbances of the 1960s. Though much of the city was crippled for years, How Newark Became Newark is also a story of survival and hope. Today, a real estate revival and growing population are signs that Newark is once again in ascendance.
Main Description
For the first time in forty years, the story of one of America's most maligned cities is told in all its grit and glory. With its open-armed embrace of manufacturing, Newark, New Jersey, rode the Industrial Revolution to great prominence and wealth that lasted well into the twentieth century. In the postwar years, however, Newark experienced a perfect storm of urban troublesùpolitical corruption, industrial abandonment, white flight, racial conflict, crime, poverty. Cities across the United States found themselves in similar predicaments, yet Newark stands out as an exceptional case. Its saga reflects the rollercoaster ride of Everycity U.S.A., only with a steeper rise, sharper turns, and a much more dramatic plunge. How Newark Became Newark is a fresh, unflinching popular history that spans the city's epic transformation from a tiny Puritan village into a manufacturing powerhouse, on to its desperate struggles in the twentieth century and beyond. After World War II, unrest mounted as the minority community was increasingly marginalized, leading to the wrenching civic disturbances of the 1960s. Though much of the city was crippled for years, How Newark Became Newark is also a story of survival and hope. Today, a real estate revival and growing population are signs that Newark is once again in ascendance.
Main Description
For the first time in forty years, the story of one of America's most maligned cities is told in all its grit and glory. With its open-armed embrace of manufacturing, Newark, New Jersey, rode the Industrial Revolution to great prominence and wealth that lasted well into the twentieth century. In the postwar years, however, Newark experienced a perfect storm of urban troubles'”political corruption, industrial abandonment, white flight, racial conflict, crime, poverty. Cities across the United States found themselves in similar predicaments, yet Newark stands out as an exceptional case. Its saga reflects the rollercoaster ride of Everycity U.S.A., only with a steeper rise, sharper turns, and a much more dramatic plunge.How Newark Became Newark is a fresh, unflinching popular history that spans the city's epic transformation from a tiny Puritan village into a manufacturing powerhouse, on to its desperate struggles in the twentieth century and beyond. After World War II, unrest mounted as the minority community was increasingly marginalized, leading to the wrenching civic disturbances of the 1960s. Though much of the city was crippled for years, How Newark Became Newark is also a story of survival and hope. Today, a real estate revival and growing population are signs that Newark is once again in ascendance.
Main Description
For the first time in forty years, the story of one of AmericaÂ's most maligned cities is told in all its grit and glory. With its open-armed embrace of manufacturing, Newark, New Jersey, rode the Industrial Revolution to great prominence and wealth that lasted well into the twentieth century. In the postwar years, however, Newark experienced a perfect storm of urban troublesÂ--political corruption, industrial abandonment, white flight, racial conflict, crime, poverty. Cities across the United States found themselves in similar predicaments, yet Newark stands out as an exceptional case. Its saga reflects the rollercoaster ride of Everycity U.S.A., only with a steeper rise, sharper turns, and a much more dramatic plunge.How Newark Became Newark is a fresh, unflinching popular history that spans the cityÂ's epic transformation from a tiny Puritan village into a manufacturing powerhouse, on to its desperate struggles in the twentieth century and beyond. After World War II, unrest mounted as the minority community was increasingly marginalized, leading to the wrenching civic disturbances of the 1960s. Though much of the city was crippled for years, How Newark Became Newark is also a story of survival and hope. Today, a real estate revival and growing population are signs that Newark is once again in ascendance.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prologue. Pride in Newark: A 300th Anniversary and a City on the Brinkp. 3
Risep. 13
Corporation: Sheltered Puritan Village to Teeming Industrial Hubp. 15
Politics to the Dogs: Southern Sympathy during the Civil Warp. 39
Greater Newark: A Metropolis Blooms with the Dawn of the Twentieth Centuryp. 63
Fallp. 87
Dead Weight: Prohibition, Politics, and the Growth of Organized Crimep. 89
The Slums of Ten Years from Now: A City Transformed through Postwar Urban Renewalp. 119
Bound to Explode: Generations of Frustration Boil Over in the Summer of 1967p. 142
The Worst American City: A Transfer of Power and the Dire 1970sp. 171
Rebirthp. 209
Sharpe Change: A New Mayor Charts the Meandering Road to Recoveryp. 211
A Renaissance for the Rest of Us: Cory Booker Confronts the Power Structurep. 240
Stand Up: A New Administration, a New Arena, and Some Age-Old Strugglesp. 265
Note on Sourcesp. 287
Notesp. 289
Selected Bibliographyp. 321
Indexp. 325
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