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The strike that changed New York [electronic resource] : blacks, whites, and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville crisis / Jerald E. Podair.

Author/Creator:
Podair, Jerald E., 1953-
Publication:
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2002.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (288 p.)
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Subjects:
Strikes and lockouts -- Teachers -- New York (State) -- New York.
Discrimination in education -- New York (State) -- New York.
Ocean Hill-Brownsville Demonstration School District (New York, N.Y.).
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
On May 9, 1968, junior high school teacher Fred Nauman received a letter that would change the history of New York City. It informed him that he had been fired from his job. Eighteen other educators in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville area of Brooklyn received similar letters that day. The dismissed educators were white. The local school board that fired them was predominantly African-American. The crisis that the firings provoked became the most racially divisive moment in the city in more than a century, sparking three teachers' strikes and increasingly angry confrontations between black and white New Yorkers at bargaining tables, on picket lines, and in the streets. This superb book revisits the Ocean Hill-Brownsville crisis-a watershed in modern New York City race relations. Jerald E. Podair connects the conflict with the sociocultural history of the city and explores its legacy. The book is a powerful, sobering tale of racial misunderstanding and fear, a New York story with national implications.
Contents:
Two New Yorks : New York City, 1945-1965
The rise of community
"Black" values, "white" values : race and culture in New York City during the 1960s
The Ocean Hill-Brownsville community control experiment
The strikes
Like strangers : the third strike and beyond
Culture war
After the crisis : race and memory.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-260) and index.
ISBN:
1-281-73082-3
9786611730826
0-300-13070-8
OCLC:
923591626
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300130706 doi