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The Resource Death of a suburban dream : race and schools in Compton, California, Emily E. Straus

Death of a suburban dream : race and schools in Compton, California, Emily E. Straus

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Death of a suburban dream : race and schools in Compton, California
Title
Death of a suburban dream
Title remainder
race and schools in Compton, California
Statement of responsibility
Emily E. Straus
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Compton is a remarkable American story. A suburb that started white and modest, it convulsed its way toward racial diversity and now represents a new norm of American suburban life--fiscally strained, majority minority, struggling for survival. In this extraordinary journey through Compton's history, Emily E. Straus interweaves the structural and the local, showing how Compton and its schools fell victim to a vicious cycle of debt and despair. Anyone who cares about why our public schools are faltering should pay attention to this story."--Becky Nicolaides, University of California, Los Angeles
  • "Death of a Suburban Dream is a unique contribution to our understanding of the interplay of place and education with community and politics in the United States. Straus embeds the history of Compton schools and of educational reform firmly within a spatial analysis of suburban Los Angeles. She shows how past decisions, not only about schools but also about what kind of community Compton residents wanted, now limit the possibilities of reform by residents, politicians, and educators as they confront a dysfunctional system. The book will be of interest not only to metropolitan historians and historians of education, but to anyone interested in civil rights and the history of African Americans and Latinos in the American West."--Eric Schneider, author of Smack: Heroin and the American City
  • "Death of a Suburban Dream explains how Compton transformed from a blue-collar suburb into an emblem of African American poverty and violence. With meticulous research and engaging prose, Emily Straus offers a sweeping account of this singular suburb's rise and fall, as well as the educational system that contributed to both."--John Rury, University of Kansas --Book Jacket
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PU/DLC
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Straus, Emily E
Dewey number
371.010979494
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
LA245.C66
LC item number
S77 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and culture in modern America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public schools
  • Compton (Calif.)
  • Compton (Calif.)
  • Compton (Calif.)
  • African Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Education
  • African Americans
  • Economic history
  • Education
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Public schools
  • Race relations
  • Social history
  • California
Label
Death of a suburban dream : race and schools in Compton, California, Emily E. Straus
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-296) 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
Control code
860943778
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780812245981
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014003056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)860943778
Label
Death of a suburban dream : race and schools in Compton, California, Emily E. Straus
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-296) 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
Control code
860943778
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780812245981
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014003056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)860943778

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