Black Baltimore: A New Theory of Community

3.86 avg rating
( 7 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781566391931: Black Baltimore: A New Theory of Community
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Describes how 'base communities' small peer groups that share similar views, circumstances, and objectives have helped neighborhoods respond to the failure of both government and the market to create conditions for a decent quality of life for all. The author also argues for the primacy of church leadership within the black community.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

Community self-help movements in Old West Baltimore provide an example of participatory democracy for other neighborhoods

From the Inside Flap:

"McDougall has produced a fascinating mix of history, social analysis and slices of life on his way to presenting an approach to urban America that could make all our cities feel whole again."
—Jay Mathews, Urban Affairs correspondent, Newsweek

"Black Baltimore is an illuminating look at the history and contemporary practice of black vernacular politics and community life in the city of Baltimore, generated through a remarkable, dialogical engagement with the major African American leaders of the city. On a larger stage, Black Baltimore is also an important contribution by one of the nation's most promising young African-American political theorists and activists to the development of a democratic politics adequate for our time.... McDougall makes a significant contribution to current debates about the role and meaning of community in American life—the centerpiece idea in Bill Clinton's 'New Democratic Party' and in contemporary progressive politics."
—Harry Boyte

"...provides impressive proof that black people have always believed in the axiom 'nobody can free us but ourselves.' McDougall shows that the black community is continuing to create and implement self-help programs in even the most devastated neighborhoods. Both critics and proponents of black development should take note of this book."
—Derrick Bell

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781566390378: Black Baltimore: A New Theory of Community

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1566390370 ISBN 13:  9781566390378
Publisher: Temple University Press, 1993
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Harold Mcdougall
Published by Temple University Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 1566391938 ISBN 13: 9781566391931
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Temple University Press, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1566391938

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Harold Mcdougall
Published by Temple University Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 1566391938 ISBN 13: 9781566391931
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Temple University Press, 1993. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1566391938

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mcdougall, Harold
Published by Temple University Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 1566391938 ISBN 13: 9781566391931
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Temple University Press, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111566391938

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Mcdougall, Harold
Published by Temple University Press
ISBN 10: 1566391938 ISBN 13: 9781566391931
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Temple University Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1566391938 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1601988

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Harold Mcdougall
Published by Temple University Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 1566391938 ISBN 13: 9781566391931
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Temple University Press, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. First Paperback Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1566391938n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 108.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds