New Interview with Antero Pietila

March 4, 2010

Author Antero Pietila recently sat down with Dan Rodrick of Midday to discuss his new book Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City. With reviews sprouting up everywhere from the Washington Post to the Baltimore Brew, Pietila expands on the pressing issues of race, class, history, and politics that he addresses in Not in My Neighborhood.

Click here for the full-hour podcast.

In this in-depth interview, Pietila uncovers the dirty secrets of Baltimore’s past while speculating the uncertain direction of the city’s future. Haunted by a history of segregation and discrimination, particularly toward Jews and African Americans, Baltimore’s racial strains seeped deeply into the 20th century. Pietila acknowledges this tension as he looks toward a hopeful future that, he admits, may rely on the post-racial thinking of a new generation. Pick up Not in My Neighborhood for an astute analysis of the sociological and economic effects that bigotry has had on Baltimore and on the greater United States.


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