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e-Book Blockbusting in Baltimore: The Edmondson Village Story download

by W. Edward Orser

ISBN: 0813118700
ISBN13: 978-0813118703
Language: English
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kentucky (September 1, 1994)
Pages: 256
Category: Americas
Subategory: History

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Rating: 4.4
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Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Here is my one quibble with Dr. Orser's book: There is surprisingly little on the actual blockbusting, so the title promises a bit more than the book delivers. Perhaps this is because it all happened so quickly, but in any event the majority of the book covers the pre-blockbusting era for this neighborhood, and the aftermath.

In this groundbreaking book, W. Edward Orser examines Edmondson Village, a west Baltimore rowhouse community where an especially acute instance of blockbusting triggered white flight and racial change on a dramatic scale.

In Blockbusting in Baltimore W.

W. Edward Orser: Trade Paperback: 9780813109350: Powell's Books.

Blockbusting in Baltimore: The Edmondson Village Story: W. This innovative study of racial upheaval and urban transformation in Baltimore, Maryland investigates the impact of "blockbusting" - a practice in which real estate agents would sell a house on an all-white block to an African American family with the aim of igniting a panic among the other residents.

Blockbusting Baltimore is an extremely valuable resource concerning organization structure and formation of community-oral historiographic studies. William Orser describes this book as "a historical study of racial change in the Edmondson Village. The time period examined is 1910-1980. Paradoxically, the emphasis of this study is drawn on 1955-1965; this period accumulates whites leaving Edmondson Village and African Americans taking up occupancy in this community. Indeed, the latter is a period of protest and civil rights in American history.

The Gwynns Falls: Baltimore Greenway to the Chesapeake Bay. W. Edward Orser. Our essential titles in Baltimore history from below. Behind the Backlash: White Working-Class Politics in Baltimore, 1940-1980. Kenneth D. Durr (Author). Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore: Rebuilding Abandoned Communities in America.

book by W. Everything Dr. Orser says is true - but I continue to resent the implication that we were racists. After assaults on our persons and property it would have been imprudent NOT to move. However, the book was great to provoke nostalgia and good memories of Edmondson Village and St. Bernardine's. Dr. Orser Does A Fabulous Job. By Thriftbooks. com User, June 22, 2003.

Edmondson Village is a neighborhood in the southwestern section of Baltimore, Maryland, encompassing most of the Edmondson Avenue corridor in 21229. The Edmondson Village area is made up of several smaller communities. Its communities include Hunting Ridge, Uplands, Rognel Heights, Wildwood, West Mulberry, Allendale, Edgewood, and Lower Edmondson Village. It is located north of Frederick Avenue, and south of the Gwynns Falls Parkway, Leakin and Gwynns Falls Parks.

The book Blockbusting in Baltimore: The Edmondson Village Story by American Studies professor W. Edward Orser (The University Press of Kentucky, 1994) tells the story of the racial succession and. Edmondson Village Neighborhoods. Demographics from Baltimore Neighbohoord Indicators Alliance. Coordinates: 39°17′49″N 76°40′51″W, 3. 9694°N 7. 8083°W, 3. 9694; -7. 8083. Baltimore Police Department, Upton, Baltimore, Mount Vernon, Baltimore, Otterbein, Baltimore, Jonestown, Baltimore. Edmondson-Westside High School. Encyclopedia Article.

In Blockbusting in Baltimore W. Edward Orser examines Edmondson Village, a west Baltimore rowhouse community where an especially acute instance of blockbusting triggered white flight and racial change on a dramatic scale. Between 1955 and 1965, nearly twenty thousand white residents, who saw their secure world changing drastically, were replaced by blacks in search of the American dream. By buying low and selling high, playing on fears of whites and needs of African Americans, blockbusters set off a series of events that Orser calls "a collective trauma whose significance for recent American social and cultural history is still insufficiently appreciated and understood."Blockbusting in Baltimore describes a widely experienced but little analyzed phenomenon of recent social history. Orser makes an important contribution to community and urban studies, race relations, and records of the African American experience.
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Onetarieva
I'm biased, having grown up in and around the area Orser writes about. But I could not believe the depth of socio-economic, political, geographic, historic, architectural, and city planning insights he brings to this study. It caused me to see my old neighborhood in an entirely new light. For anyone who lived in any American city undergoing demographic change in the decade following school desegregation---and there were many---this book will probably have a similar effect, making you yearn to revisit and learn from long-forgotten aspects of the old "hood." As thorough and insightful as Orser is, I'm not sure he's taken every factor into account, but you can hardly hold that against such a provocative effort. Wonderfully written, and full of resources for even further study.

Adaly
Well, I just ordered the book as a refresher for my memories of Edmondson Village and here I am.

Born at Bon Secours on hot hot night in '54 and baptized at St. Bernardine's.
My parents married in '50 and their first home was on Allendale Street where I grew up 'til the age of turning 6. We moved that summer but I was too small to understand why .

When I'm finished reading this book I'll let you know what I remember and don't.

Lilegha
Interesting read

Tejora
For a book that is clearly meant for college reading lists, Blockbusting in Baltimore is surprisingly accessible for anyone interested in urban history, the history of race relations, the history of Baltimore, and so forth. Some knowledge of Baltimore geography would definitely help.

Here is my one quibble with Dr. Orser's book: There is surprisingly little on the actual blockbusting, so the title promises a bit more than the book delivers. Perhaps this is because it all happened so quickly, but in any event the majority of the book covers the pre-blockbusting era for this neighborhood, and the aftermath. There are some first-person accounts of the actual event, but I was left wanting more.

Also, the maps are not great. Some are too small, and one is mislabled.

Still, this is clearly a worthwhile book and Dr. Orser is to be commended for writing it.

Usaxma
Having grown up on Hilton Street -- just East of Edmondson Village -- as a child during the 50s and very early 60s, I actually experienced so much of the story Dr. Orser has brilliantly told in his book. I was there. I saw it happen. I experienced it. I saw racial hatred and/or racial fear -- directed at me, at my family, my neighbors -- all Caucasian - orchestrated by those that Dr. Orser so clearly documents. This book is a "must have" for anyone who grew up in those neighborhoods and experienced what I did during those incredible times.

Walan
Well researched and written.

Kekinos
I lived through this phase of Baltimore history. It's very refreshing to read about it with factual back-up, and relate it to my own personal experience.

I Ordered two. Gave one to my brother as a gift. Both book conditions were as described. Very interesting read

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