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Suburban Erasure
« on: January 07, 2013, 06:41:34 am »

How the Suburbs Ended the Civil Rights Movement in New Jersey (FDU Press, 2013)

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Dean Walter Greason
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Monmouth University
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Re: Suburban Erasure
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 05:01:26 am »
SCHOLAR SHOWS LEADERS HOW TO RECOVER FROM DISASTER

>>> Press Release <<<

Dr. Walter Greason spent the last sixteen years documenting the history of the Jersey Shore.  Then, Superstorm Sandy struck and washed away much of the evidence he gathered.  His new book, Suburban Erasure: How the Suburbs Ended the Civil Rights Movement in New Jersey, tells the stories of how the United States missed the opportunity to build an open and equal society in the twentieth century.  More importantly, it provides a blueprint to avoid the same mistake as the nation comes together to rebuild after natural disasters.

Dr. Kalman Goldstein, emeritus of the History Department at Fairleigh Dickinson University, said of Suburban Erasure, “This is an ambitious, admirably researched and analyzed history of African American communities, their development, consolidation, and subsequent centrifugal diminution. Greason writes objectively, but one can sense the passion motivating it.”

Greason’s interpretation of these events complicates the traditional understandings about the Great Migration, civil rights activism, and the transformation of the United States as a global, economic superpower. Greason details the voices of black men and women whose vision and sacrifices made the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. possible.  Suburbanization simultaneously erased the physical architecture of rural segregation in New Jersey and ideologically obscured the deepening, persistent injustices that became the War on Drugs and the prison-industrial complex.  Suburban Erasure is a must-read for people concerned with democracy, human rights, and the future of civil society.

Suburban Erasure: How the Suburbs Ended the Civil Rights Movement in New Jersey is available now from Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.  Dr. Walter Greason is a Visiting Professor of History at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey and CEO of the International Center for Metropolitan Growth.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Patricia Young, Publicist, pyoung317@gmail.com .

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Dean Walter Greason
The Honors School
Monmouth University
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Re: Suburban Erasure
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 07:00:46 am »

BIG NEWS! First printing of Suburban Erasure is SOLD OUT! Thank you so much for your support.
(https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781611475715)
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 07:46:35 am »
Spectacular! :)

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Re: Suburban Erasure
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2013, 08:32:29 am »

Be sure to request a copy at your local library!  Also, let me know if I can bring some signed copies to your community.

SUBURBAN ERASURE - 1st two reviews
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Re: Suburban Erasure
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2014, 05:20:46 pm »

Title went paperback in June 2014.  Now, it won the top award in the field.

http://march.rutgers.edu/2014/10/2014-njsaa-author-awards/

We're just getting started.
Dean Walter Greason
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Monmouth University
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Re: Suburban Erasure
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2014, 03:43:29 am »

Title went paperback in June 2014.  Now, it won the top award in the field.

http://march.rutgers.edu/2014/10/2014-njsaa-author-awards/

We're just getting started.
Congrats!

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2014, 07:25:42 am »

Thanks so much!  The award ceremony is tomorrow, and I haven't been able to sleep the last two nights.  There is so much work to do.  Yet, my family and friends deserve a moment to share my joy. After all, this project has taken almost 18 years!!
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Re: Suburban Erasure
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2015, 04:02:51 pm »

If you want more information on ways to rebuild local communities, or know someone who might, please share this link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI0nf9XwhdM
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Re: Suburban Erasure
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2015, 06:51:59 am »

Historian Joseph Heathcott offers a wide-angle view of important new histories.
http://we-aggregate.org/piece/race-planning-and-the-american-city

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