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Baltimore Revisited: Stories of Inequality and Resistance in a U.S. City
edited by P. Nicole King, Kate Drabinski and Joshua Clark Davis
contributions by Nicole Fabricant, Aiden Faust, Jennifer A. Ferretti, Leif Fredrickson, Robert Gamble, Marisela Gomez, April K. Householder, Jodi Kelber- Kaye, Louise Parker Kelley, Emily Lieb, Jacob R. Levin, Teresa Méndez, Ashley Minner, Elizabeth M. Nix, Richard E. Otten, Eli Pousson, Mary Rizzo, Fred Scharmen, Aletheia Hyun-Jin Shin, Linda Shopes, Michelle L. Stefano, Joe Tropea, Amy Zanoni, Denise Meringolo, Robert Headley, Shawntay Stocks, Lawrence Brown, Daniel L. Buccino, Michael Casiano, Sam Collins, Shannon Darrow and Matthew Durington
Rutgers University Press, 2019
eISBN: 978-0-8135-9403-3 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-9402-6 | Paper: 978-0-8135-9401-9
Library of Congress Classification HT395.U63.B35 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 307.76097526

Nicknamed both “Mobtown” and “Charm City” and located on the border of the North and South, Baltimore is a city of contradictions. From media depictions in The Wire to the real-life trial of police officers for the murder of Freddie Gray, Baltimore has become a quintessential example of a struggling American city. Yet the truth about Baltimore is far more complicated—and more fascinating.
To help untangle these apparent paradoxes, the editors of Baltimore Revisited have assembled a collection of over thirty experts from inside and outside academia. Together, they reveal that Baltimore has been ground zero for a slew of neoliberal policies, a place where inequality has increased as corporate interests have eagerly privatized public goods and services to maximize profits. But they also uncover how community members resist and reveal a long tradition of Baltimoreans who have fought for social justice.
The essays in this collection take readers on a tour through the city’s diverse neighborhoods, from the Lumbee Indian community in East Baltimore to the crusade for environmental justice in South Baltimore. Baltimore Revisited examines the city’s past, reflects upon the city’s present, and envisions the city’s future.
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