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AustinPL_HistoryCenter created a list Aug 09 2018
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Austin's History: Mass Transit
"Austin has longed wrestled with the issues surrounding transportation. Early networks of Streetcar rails crisscrossed the city but were later replaced with motor buses. Today the city grapples with a return to rails. This is a list of City reports..."
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AustinPL_HistoryCenter created a list Jul 25 2018
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Taking it to the Streets: Photo Documenting Social Movements
"A collection of books by photojournalists and documentary photographers, including two by Austin's own, Alan Pogue and John J. Anderson. Photography is a vital tool that can help bring about social change and document social movements."
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AustinPL_HistoryCenter liked a list Jul 18 2018
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Austin's History: School Segregation
"The schools in Austin and Travis County were originally segregated, with both African Americans and the majority of Mexican Americans taught in separate schools. Although the commonly termed “Jim Crow” laws applied specifically to African American..."
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AustinPL_HistoryCenter liked a list Jul 17 2018
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Austin's History: Gentrification
"A 2017 study ranked Austin as one of the “fastest-gentrifying” cities in the country. This is a list of City reports, ordinances, research studies and archival collections that provide a historic perspective on the issue available at the Austin Hi..."
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AustinPL_HistoryCenter created a list Jul 13 2018
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Austin's History: Gentrification
"A 2017 study ranked Austin as one of the “fastest-gentrifying” cities in the country. This is a list of City reports, ordinances, research studies and archival collections that provide a historic perspective on the issue available at the Austin Hi..."
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