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Published on Jul 15, 2014
For decades, leaders in Newark, New Jersey, have claimed their city is about to return to its economic and social vibrancy of yesteryear. Tracing Newark's history from the 1950's through the reign of Cory Booker, Curvin approaches his story as both an insider rooting for Newark and as an objective social scientist illuminating the causes and effects of the sweeping changes in the city's economy and demography. Readers are witness to the weakness contributing to Newark's downfall and treated to Curvin's insightful recommendations for a true turnaround.