Table of contents for American Babylon : race, power, and the struggle for the postwar city in California / Robert O. Self.


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Counter Illustrations ix
Acknowledgments xi
Abbreviations xv
Introduction 1
PART I: URBAN AND SUBURBAN POLITICS AND THE CALIFORNIA DREAM, 1945-1964 21
1. Industrial Garden 23
2. Working Class 61
3. Tax Dollar 96
PART II: RACE, URBAN TRANSFORMATION, AND THE STRUGGLE AGAINST SEGREGATION, 1954-1966 133
4. Redistribution 135
5. Opportunity Politics 177
PART III: BLACK LIBERATION AND SUBURBAN REVOLT, 1964-1978 215
6. Black Power 217
7. White Noose 256
8. Babylon 291
Conclusion 328
Appendix: Population, Housing, and Taxes 335
Notes 339
Index 379


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Oakland Region (Calif, ) Race relations, Oakland Region (Calif, ) Politics and government 20th century, Oakland Region (Calif, ) Economic conditions 20th century, African Americans Civil rights California Oakland Region History 20th century, Black power California Oakland Region History 20th century, Property tax Political aspects California Oakland Region History 20th century, Homeowners California Oakland Region Political activity, Social classes California Oakland Region History 20th century, City and town life California Oakland Region History 20th century, Suburban life California Oakland Region History 20th century