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The Sidewalks of St. Louis: Places, People and Politics in an American City [Hardcover]

George Lipsitz

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Dec 1991
In twenty-seven vignettes, Lipsitz explores the lives of oddballs and outcasts, immigrants and artists, those whose stories are often left out of traditional history books, but whose labor and imagination made St. Louis the city it is today.

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press (Dec 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826208142
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826208149
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.3 x 2.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,666,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""Sidewalks" is a must-read for anyone wishing to delve into the city's more arcane tales. Lipsitz digs beneath the surface of St. Louis' cultural geography and in so doing reveals currents of history and culture that have played a hidden role in shaping the city's identity."--"Gateway Heritage"

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George Lipsitz lived in St. Louis from 1963 to 1982, studying at Washington University and at the University of Missouri-St. Louis where he later taught. He is Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego, and author of several books, including "Time Passages: Collective Memory and American Popular Culture" and "A Life in the Struggle: Ivory Perry and the Culture of Opposition," which won the 1988 Anisfield-Wolf Prize as an outstanding book on race relations.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 12 Feb 2012
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This is a wonderful book, well researched and nicely written. It should be in every St. Louisan's personal library. I really enjoyed it and bought one for my collection at home.
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