The Impact of Military Desegregation on Segregation Patterns in American Cities: A Case Study of Colorado Springs, New London and Fayetteville

The Impact of Military Desegregation on Segregation Patterns in American Cities: A Case Study of Colorado Springs, New London and Fayetteville

By: Polly J. Smith (author), Alexander R. Thomas (preface_author)Hardback

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This case study of three United States cities examines census data, institutional policy, and community housing market analyses to illustrate the impact of military and institutional policies on metropolitan level segregation and other socioeconomic characteristics. This work should appeal to scholars working in fields of sociology and urban development. This study investigates the significance of military institutions and their impact on metropolitan level racial and ethnic segregation. Military bases are institutions that draw large numbers of outsiders, namely young males, aged 18-24. By examining the level of segregation, racial composition, and neighborhood characteristics, in neighborhoods considered to be highly impacted by a military institution, the objectives are: to demonstrate an institutional effect on segregation at the metropolitan-level; and to assess the social and geographic impact of military institutions in locations where they are dominant. To achieve these objectives, U.S. census data, institutional policy, and community housing market analyses are examined to illustrate the impact of military and institutional policies on metropolitan level segregation and other socioeconomic characteristics.

About Author

Dr. Polly J. Smith is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Utica College. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University at Albany. Dr. Smith's research focuses on urban issues and rural communities.

Contents

List of Tables; List of Figures; Foreword by Alexander R. Thomas; Acknowledgements; Truman's Historic Order; The Military; Segregation and the City; Studying Military Segregation; Colorado Springs, Colorado; The North and the South; Military Metropolitan Areas; Discussion and Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773454019
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 228
  • ID: 9780773454019
  • ISBN10: 0773454012

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