December 08, 2004
Finally finished, as part of my finish books rather than keep starting new ones policy, Chris Rohmberg's No There There: Race, Class, and Political Community in Oakland. Looks at three key moments of community organization in Oakland: the Klan in the 20s, the General Strike of 46, and the Panthers in the 70s. And then at the end asks why so little organization now. Interesting book. Very sociological but it had a lot of good neighborhood data. Didn't know that I live in a neighborhood once called "the Bible Belt" for instance.
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