List of Tables, Maps, Illustrations, and Figures
1. Symbolism, Self and Urban Environment
2. Self Selection and Urban Decay
3. Woodland to City Neighborhood: 300 Years of Change
4. Invasion and Succession
5. Micrological Aspects of Urban Problems
6. Stigma and Self-Image in the Inner City
At this point I should take the opportunity to thank those persons, colleagues and community residents who were directly or indirectly helpful to the production of this work. First of all I must thank Charles R. Lawrence and Sidney H. Aronson for their confidence and support over the years; if not in my sociology at least in my humanity. Ronald Corwin gave me a start in the right direction and Edward Sagarin and Sylvia Fava reminded me at times where they thought I was going wrong. Alfred McClung Lee was a major influence in my humanistic vision of sociology. None of these aforementioned, however, should be blamed for the shortcomings of this work or of my personal sociology.
All the residents of Prospect-Lefferts-Gardens and Lefferts Manor and the organizations representing them are of course the supporting cast of this study. Special note must be made of the contributions and insights of the following, who may or may not agree with either my description or analysis of the situation: Henry and Kathy Broder, Michael Cetera, Elaine Ciccone, Frank Elcock, David Epstein, Henrietta and Anne Harris, Howard Jurgrau, Joe Kleid, Joseph and Sarah Kolb, Michael Leiman, Connie Lockley, Bob Marvin, Lillian Miller, John and Mae Morrison, Anthony C. and Rose Nicoletti, Alan and Sybil Oster, Alice Paul, Bruce and Ellen Raskin, Max and Helen Rosenberg, Mark Rosenblum, Bernice Sealy, Bob and Jane Thomason and of course my wife, Suzanne Nicoletti Krase. The Brooklyn College Foundation was generous enough to award me a grant for preparation of the manuscript, for which I am very grateful.