The newark frontier deftly balances the efforts of residents leaders organizers law enforcement and administrators who fought for a better urban future as they pushed novel levers of federal funding and local power for more information or to order this book please visit https pressuchicagoedu. The newark frontier shows how during the great society urban liberalism adapted and grew defining itself less by centralized programs and ideals than by administrative innovation and the. This book follows community action the idea popular in the years of the great society that marginalized people should participate in designing and implementing public programs that affect their lives as it plays out in newark new jersey over the course of the 1960s it focuses on three main manifestations of this idea the war on povertys community action program police . 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 the newark frontier shows how during the great society urban liberalism adapted and grew defining itself less by centralized programs and ideals than by administrative innovation and the small scale personal interactions generated by community action programs investigative commissions and police community relations projects. The newark frontier community action in the great society historical studies of urban america by krasovic mark university of chicago press 2016 04 15 hardcover very good 12000 in x 91000 in x 61000 in very good condition light reasonable wear clean and mark free inside and out
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