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The Resource The lines between us : two families and a quest to cross Baltimore's racial divide, Lawrence Lanahan

The lines between us : two families and a quest to cross Baltimore's racial divide, Lawrence Lanahan

Label
The lines between us : two families and a quest to cross Baltimore's racial divide
Title
The lines between us
Title remainder
two families and a quest to cross Baltimore's racial divide
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Lanahan
Title variation
Two families and a quest to cross Baltimore's racial divide
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Mark Lange and Nicole Smith have never met, but if they make the moves they are contemplating. Mark, a white suburbanite, to West Baltimore, and Nicole, a black woman from a poor city neighborhood, to a prosperous suburb-it will defy the way the Baltimore region has been programmed for a century. It is one region, but separate worlds. And it was designed to be that way. In this deeply reported, revelatory story, duPont Award-winning journalist Lawrence Lanahan chronicles how the region became so highly segregated and why its fault lines persist today. Mark and Nicole personify the enormous disparities in access to safe housing, educational opportunities, and decent jobs. As they eventually pack up their lives and change places, bold advocates and activists' in the courts and in the streets- struggle to figure out what it will take to save our cities and communities: Put money into poor, segregated neighborhoods? Make it possible for families to move into areas with more opportunity? The Lines Between Us is a riveting narrative that compels reflection on America's entrenched inequality, and on where the rubber meets the road not in the abstract, but in our own backyards. Taking readers from church sermons to community meetings to public hearings to protests to the Supreme Court to the death of Freddie Gray, Lanahan deftly exposes the intricacy of Baltimore's hypersegregation through the stories of ordinary people living it, shaping it, and fighting it, day in and day out. This eye-opening account of how a city creates its black and white places, its rich and poor spaces, reveals that these problems are not intractable; but they are designed to endure until each of us-despite living in separate worlds- understands we have something at stake." -- dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lanahan, Lawrence
Dewey number
363.5/1097526
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD7304.B2
LC item number
L36 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discrimination in housing
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Families
Label
The lines between us : two families and a quest to cross Baltimore's racial divide, Lawrence Lanahan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
One region, two worlds -- In search of home -- Crossing the lines -- One region, new worlds -- Spring 2015 -- If not now, when?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 395 pages
Isbn
9781620973448
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2019001039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1101620700
  • (OCoLC)1101620700
  • 1005248
Label
The lines between us : two families and a quest to cross Baltimore's racial divide, Lawrence Lanahan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
One region, two worlds -- In search of home -- Crossing the lines -- One region, new worlds -- Spring 2015 -- If not now, when?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 395 pages
Isbn
9781620973448
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2019001039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1101620700
  • (OCoLC)1101620700
  • 1005248

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