Behind Ghetto Walls: Black Families in a Federal Slum

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Creators & Publishers
Publisher
Alpine
Metadata
ISBN
9780202309071
Collection
Regular item
Year
1970
Description

This book is about the family lives of some 10,000 children and adults who live in an all-Negro public housing project in St Louis. The Pruitt-Igoe project is only one of the many environments in which urban Negro Americans lived in the 1960s, but the character of the family life there shares much with the family life of lower-class Negroes as it has been described by other investigators in other cities and at other times, in Harlem, Chicago, New Orleans, or Washington D.C. This book is primarily concerned with private life as it is lived from day to day in a federally built and supported slum.