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The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins

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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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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Kindle Book

  • Release date: November 15, 2018

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  • ISBN: 9781538116043
  • Release date: November 15, 2018

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  • ISBN: 9781538116043
  • File size: 10526 KB
  • Release date: November 15, 2018

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  • ISBN: 9781538116043
  • File size: 6015 KB
  • Release date: November 15, 2018

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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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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

    Kindle Book
    Release date: November 15, 2018

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781538116043
    Release date: November 15, 2018

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781538116043
    File size: 10526 KB
    Release date: November 15, 2018

    PDF ebook
    ISBN: 9781538116043
    File size: 6015 KB
    Release date: November 15, 2018

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
    PDF ebook
  • Languages
    English