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Common Ground

Lukas, J. Anthony

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ISBN 10: 0394411501 / ISBN 13: 9780394411507
Verlag: Knopf, US, 1985
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Titel: Common Ground

Verlag: Knopf, US

Erscheinungsdatum: 1985

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st Edition

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Probes the school integration crisis that shattered Boston during the decade 1968-1978 through portraits of three families--black, Irish and Yankee

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The climax of this humane account of 10 years in Boston that began with news of Martin Luther King's assassination, is a watershed moment in the city's modern history--the 1974 racist riots that followed the court-ordered busing of kids to integrate the schools. To bring understanding to that moment, Lukas, a former New York Times journalist, focuses on two working-class families, headed by an Irish-American widow and an African-American mother, and on the middle-class family of a white liberal couple. Lukas goes beyond stereotypes, carefully grounding each perspective in its historical roots, whether in the antebellum South, or famine-era Ireland. In the background is the cast of public figures--including Judge Garrity, Mayor White, and Cardinal Cushing--with cameo roles in this disturbing history that won the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction.

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