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https://doi.org/10.21974/02y5-eq41 -- A limited number of print copies of the new open access edition of The Politics of Annexation are available for sale at cost ($20, domestic shipping included). To order, go to go.vcu.edu/annex

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2020

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This Open Access Edition of The Politics of Annexation presents a newly formatted version of the original 1982 edition. The text itself has been edited only for non-substantive style changes and corrections. The Preface, the new Introduction (“Fifty Years Later”), and the index were prepared especially for this edition. The original edition was published by Schenkman Publishing Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is available online through the UR Scholarship Repository at https://scholarship.richmond.edu/bookshelf/307/

The Politics of Annexation examines the process of American cities using annexation of suburban areas as a tool to increase their tax base and generate new revenue. The authors find that the annexation by Richmond, Virginia of part of Chesterfield County in 1970 was in fact racially motivated, and a way to dilute the black vote. They examine the details behind the annexation as well as its aftermath in subsequent litigation, leading to the Supreme Court. They also study annexation cases in Houston and San Antonio, drawing parallels with Richmond regarding their racially-based annexation efforts.

"The Politics of Annexation is one of the first scholarly attempts to explain the uniqueness of civil rights activism in Richmond"--Julian Maxwell Hayter, from his Preface.

Contents

Preface / Julian Maxwell Hayter -- Fifty Years Later: The Richmond-Chesterfield Annexation and Its Implications Today -- Acknowledgment -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Post-World War II Richmond: Race, Politics, and City Expansionism -- Chapter 3: Action/Reaction: Annexation and the Struggle for Power -- Chapter 4: Litigation and its Aftermath: Curtis Holt versus the City -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

Subject

Annexation (Municipal government) -- Virginia -- Richmond

Subject

Politics and government

Subject

Richmond (Va.) -- Politics and government

Subject

Virginia -- Richmond

Keywords

annexation, municipal government, Richmond, Virginia, politics

Disciplines

American Politics | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Urban Studies and Planning

Contributor

Julian Maxwell Hayter.

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Text

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Date Created

2020

Date of Submission

3-16-2020

Language

English

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978-1-7341307-0-6 (PDF), 978-1-7341307-1-3 (epub), 978-1-7341307-2-0 (mobi), 978-1-7341307-3-7 (print)

The Politics of Annexation: Oligarchic Power in a Southern City

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