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The Newark Frontier: Community Action in the Great Society

Mark Krasovic


This book follows community action – the idea, popular in the years of the Great Society, that marginalized people should participate in designing and implementing public programs that affect their lives – as it plays out in Newark, New Jersey, over the course of the 1960s. It focuses on three main manifestations of this idea: the War on Poverty’s Community Action Program, police-community relations programs, and investigative riot commissions. Newark, the book argues, is where community action was stretched to its limits: where locals grabbed hold of the idea and the federal resources that an ... More

Keywords: community action, Newark, War on Poverty, riots, police community relations, riot commissions, Great Society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226352794
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226352824.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Krasovic, author
Rutgers University