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Kind of textbooky but otherwise fascinating account of the east bay during world war II. Clearly shows the historical roots of today's problems of poor and disenfranchised neighborhoods. Also sadly how racist our area was in the 50s. Read full review
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Page 2 - probably never before in the history of the United States has there been internal population movement of such magnitude as in the past 7 eventful years.
Page 293 - Civilian migration in the United States: December, 1941, to March, 1945.
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