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The Resource The ghosts of Johns Hopkins : the life and legacy that shaped an American city, Antero Pietila

The ghosts of Johns Hopkins : the life and legacy that shaped an American city, Antero Pietila

Label
The ghosts of Johns Hopkins : the life and legacy that shaped an American city
Title
The ghosts of Johns Hopkins
Title remainder
the life and legacy that shaped an American city
Statement of responsibility
Antero Pietila
Title variation
Life and legacy that shaped an American city
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Johns Hopkins destroyed his private papers so thoroughly that no credible biography exists of the Baltimore Quaker titan. One of America's richest men and the largest single shareholder of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Hopkins was also one of the city's defining developers. In The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins, Antero Pietila weaves together a biography of the man with a portrait of how the institutions he founded have shaped the racial legacy of an industrial city from its heyday to its decline and revitalization. From the destruction of neighborhoods to make way for the mercantile buildings that dominated Baltimore's downtown through much of the 19th century to the role that the president of Johns Hopkins University played in government sponsored 'Negro Removal' that unleashed the migration patterns that created Baltimore's existing racial patchwork, Pietila tells the story of how one man's wealth shaped and reshaped the life of a city long after his lifetime"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MDB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pietila, Antero
Dewey number
920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
LD2625.8.H6
LC item number
P54 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hopkins, Johns
  • Hopkins, Johns
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Hopkins, Johns
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Race relations
  • Businessmen
  • Quakers
  • Philanthropists
  • Baltimore (Md.)
  • Baltimore (Md.)
  • Baltimore (Md.)
  • Baltimore (Md.)
  • Baltimore (Md.)
  • Businessmen
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Philanthropists
  • Quakers
  • Social conditions
  • Maryland
Label
The ghosts of Johns Hopkins : the life and legacy that shaped an American city, Antero Pietila
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The pragmatic opportunist. Johnsie's Baltimore -- The Civil War : blue and gray -- A brush with death -- America's richest spinster -- Doctors rob graves -- part II: The racial dynamics of modern Baltimore. The Monumental City -- Governments create slums -- Mobtown in the 1950s -- Activism builds up -- A cat of a different color -- Part III: Pushing out the lumpenproletariat. A citadel of hope -- Rough road to renewal -- The knockers -- The price of poison
Control code
on1062506983
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 317 pages
Isbn
9781538116036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
The ghosts of Johns Hopkins : the life and legacy that shaped an American city, Antero Pietila
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The pragmatic opportunist. Johnsie's Baltimore -- The Civil War : blue and gray -- A brush with death -- America's richest spinster -- Doctors rob graves -- part II: The racial dynamics of modern Baltimore. The Monumental City -- Governments create slums -- Mobtown in the 1950s -- Activism builds up -- A cat of a different color -- Part III: Pushing out the lumpenproletariat. A citadel of hope -- Rough road to renewal -- The knockers -- The price of poison
Control code
on1062506983
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 317 pages
Isbn
9781538116036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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