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The Boston Renaissance: Race, Space, and Economic Change in an American Metropolis
by Barry Bluestone and Mary Huff Stevenson
Russell Sage Foundation, 2000
Cloth: 978-0-87154-125-3 | eISBN: 978-1-61044-071-4 | Paper: 978-0-87154-126-0
Library of Congress Classification HN80.B7B67 2000
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.0974461

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This volume documents metropolitan Boston's metamorphosis from a casualty of manufacturing decline in the 1970s to a paragon of the high-tech and service industries in the 1990s. The city's rebound has been part of a wider regional renaissance, as new commercial centers have sprung up outside the city limits. A stream of immigrants have flowed into the area, redrawing the map of ethnic relations in the city. While Boston's vaunted mind-based economy rewards the highly educated, many unskilled workers have also found opportunities servicing the city's growing health and education industries. Boston's renaissance remains uneven, and the authors identify a variety of handicaps (low education, unstable employment, single parenthood) that still hold minorities back. Nonetheless this book presents Boston as a hopeful example of how America's older cities can reinvent themselves in the wake of suburbanization and deindustrialization. A Volume in the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality

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