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Boston Against Busing

Race, Class, and Ethnicity in the 1960s and 1970s
Formisano, Ronald P. (Unknown - 2004 )
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Perhaps the most spectacular reaction to court-ordered busing in the 1970s occurred in Boston, where there was intense and protracted protest. Ron Formisano explores the sources of white opposition to school desegregation. Racism was a key factor, Formisano argues, but racial prejudice alone cannot explain the movement. Class resentment, ethnic rivalries, and the defense of neighborhood turf all played powerful roles in the protest. In a new epilogue, Formisano brings the story up to the present day, describing the end of desegregation orders in Boston and other cities. He also examines the nationwide trend toward the resegregation of schools, which he explains is the result of Supreme Court decisions, attacks on affirmative action, white flight, and other factors. He closes with a brief look at the few school districts that have attempted to base school assignment policies on class or economic status.
Authors: Formisano, Ronald P., 1939-
Title: Boston against busing
race, class, and ethnicity in the 1960s and 1970s
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2004
Characteristics: xvi, 354 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
ISBN: 080785526X
Branch Call Number: LC214.523.B67 F67 2004
Statement of Responsibility: by Ronald P. Formisano ; [with a new epilogue by the author]
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-342) and index
Subject Headings: Busing for school integration Massachusetts Boston History School integration Massachusetts Boston History Social classes Massachusetts Boston History Boston (Mass.) Race relations Boston (Mass.) Ethnic relations
Topical Term: Busing for school integration
School integration
Social classes
LCCN: 2004555110
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