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Boardwalk of DreamsAtlantic City and the Fate of Urban America$
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Bryant Simon

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195167535

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167535.001.0001

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Narrating Decline and Erasing Race

Narrating Decline and Erasing Race

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(p.103) 5 Narrating Decline and Erasing Race
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Boardwalk of Dreams
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Bryant Simon (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167535.003.0006

By the 1970s, Atlantic City had become almost a parody of the American Dream. The city's neighborhoods were now made up of cracked sidewalks, houses desperate for new paint, and storefronts barricaded with steel bars. Along the Boardwalk, Going Out of Business signs stretched across the fronts of once-elegant linen shops; movie marquees advertised films long gone. Atlantic City locals and faithful visitors have varying theories for the city's decline. Their narratives of decay give insight into the complexity of urban problems and are interesting for how they link seemingly mundane and unrelated shifts in commerce and technology to changes in people's leisure choices and vacation desires.

Keywords:   urban decay, city, civil rights, NAACP Disneyland, middle class

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