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The Newark Frontier: Community Action in the Great Society
Monday, February 6, 2017

2017-02-04

The Newark History Society is hosting a program for Mark Krasovic and his recently published book, The Newark Frontier, on Monday February 6, 2017 at the New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Place in Newark.


Mark will discuss the impact of Great Society programs in Newark. His book, published by University of Chicago Press and based on his PhD dissertation at Yale University, examines how the structures of 1960s liberalism – structures that brought together government officials, academics, and local Newarkers in new and complicated ways – confronted the perceived crisis of America’s cities.


Mark is the Interim Director of the Clement A. Price Institute and Assistant Professor at Rutgers Newark — and a member of our Society’s executive committee.


Copies of his book will be available at the author’s cost of $27. More details about the book are pasted in below.


This program is open to the public at no cost; light refreshments will be available.


To many, Newark seems a profound symbol of postwar liberalism’s failings: an impoverished, deeply divided city where commitments to integration and widespread economic security went up in flames during the 1967 riots. While it’s true that these failings shaped Newark’s postwar landscape and economy, as Mark Krasovic shows, that is far from the whole story.

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