Not in My Neighborhood

How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City

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Antero Pietila

Why Baltimore?

"In 1910 it became the first American city to segregate each residential block by race. It was a border city but more segregated than many cities in the Deep South. Baltimore was the only city in the country that segregated even music."
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"Segregation was created throughout urban America early in the 20th century, but every city has a different story to tell. Although we know quite a bit about ghetto formation throughout the North and the South, until now little was known about how segregation was produced in border states. That’s why Antero Pietila’s excellent historical study of segregation in Baltimore is such a welcome addition to the literature."

DOUGLAS S. MASSEY, co-author of American Apartheid