Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago

Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago

Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, Redlined exposes the racist lending rules that refuse mortgages to anyone in areas with even one black resident. As blacks move deeper into Chicago?s West Side during the 1960s, whites flee by the thousands. But Linda Gartz?s parents, Fred and Lil choose to stay in their integrating neighborhood, overcoming previous pr Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, Redlined exposes the racist lending rules that refuse mortgage...

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Title:Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago
Author:Linda Gartz
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:315 pages pages

Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago Reviews

  • Beth Knight
    Jul 12, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

    I was hoping for more about the neighborhood, demographics and changing social dynamics and less about the family and personal . Probably my bad. ...

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  • Jay
    Jul 25, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

    I was hoping for more about the neighborhood, demographics and changing social dynamics and less about the family and personal . Probably my bad. ...

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  • Carole
    Sep 05, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

    I was hoping for more about the neighborhood, demographics and changing social dynamics and less about the family and personal . Probably my bad. ...

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  • Francine
    Oct 30, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

  • Cflack
    Jan 18, 2019

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

    I was hoping for more about the neighborhood, demographics and changing social dynamics and less about the family and personal . Probably my bad. ...

  • Bill Baar
    Jun 14, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

    I was hoping for more about the neighborhood, demographics and changing social dynamics and less about the family and personal . Probably my bad. ...

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  • Homegirl
    Nov 09, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

    I was hoping for more about the neighborhood, demographics and changing social dynamics and less about the family and personal . Probably my bad. ...

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  • Michael Katz
    Jun 05, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

  • Tammy Letherer
    Jun 04, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

  • Michelle
    Jun 25, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

    I was hoping for more about the neighborhood, demographics and changing social dynamics and less about the family and personal . Probably my bad. ...

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  • Robert Chiarito
    Apr 02, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

  • Samantha
    Sep 11, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

    I was hoping for more about the neighborhood, demographics and changing social dynamics and less about the family and personal . Probably my bad. ...

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  • Lauren
    Dec 11, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

  • Ellen Notbohm
    Jan 07, 2019

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

  • Lyn
    Apr 04, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

    I was hoping for more about the neighborhood, demographics and changing social dynamics and less about the family and personal . Probably my bad. ...

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  • Rifka
    May 29, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

    I was hoping for more about the neighborhood, demographics and changing social dynamics and less about the family and personal . Probably my bad. ...

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  • Justlesa Hall
    Jun 22, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

  • Story Circle Book Reviews
    Aug 06, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

  • Todd
    Nov 22, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

    I was hoping for more about the neighborhood, demographics and changing social dynamics and less about the family and personal . Probably my bad. ...

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  • Katie
    Dec 13, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

    I was hoping for more about the neighborhood, demographics and changing social dynamics and less about the family and personal . Probably my bad. ...

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  • Jennifer B
    Aug 08, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

    I was hoping for more about the neighborhood, demographics and changing social dynamics and less about the family and personal . Probably my bad. ...

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  • Lisa CKG
    Oct 16, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

    I was hoping for more about the neighborhood, demographics and changing social dynamics and less about the family and personal . Probably my bad. ...

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  • Rickey Diamond
    Apr 30, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

  • Rita Dragonette
    Jul 04, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

  • Tyler Durgan
    Jan 13, 2019

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

    I was hoping for more about the neighborhood, demographics and changing social dynamics and less about the family and personal . Probably my bad. ...

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  • Mary Ellen
    Jun 20, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

  • Regina Morrison
    Jun 12, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

    I was hoping for more about the neighborhood, demographics and changing social dynamics and less about the family and personal . Probably my bad. ...

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  • Bill
    Feb 23, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

    I was hoping for more about the neighborhood, demographics and changing social dynamics and less about the family and personal . Probably my bad. ...

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  • Kathryn Taylor
    Jul 21, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

  • henry fruehauf
    Jul 22, 2018

    A Timely Look Back at Chicago?s Shameful Racial History through a Family that Stood Their Ground Now that it?s been nearly a half-century, as a country we?re actively looking back at the 60?s for lessons that can be learned, or at least accurate history revealed, for how some ...

    An interesting read about the change that occurred on Westside neighborhoods in Chicago during the 60s. I wish the author had of included more historical facts and less about her family history but it was interesting to read about the perspective of someone my parent's age that lived o...

    Fifty years after Chicago's West Side riots that started after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., much of West Garfield Park has never recovered. But while the neighborhood?s challenges are often blamed on the riots of 1968, a new memoir shows that the neighborhood fell ap...

    It was like finding the key to an encrypted message from the distant past. While cleaning out their parents' attic following their deaths, Linda Gartz and her brothers, Paul and Billy, came across what she describes as "gold"?box after box of journals, cards, and letters exchanged be...

    Just finished Redlined by Linda Gartz and found it a compelling memoir of a decade of racial change and white panic in the west side of Chicago. It's an especially timely story for today. Gartz tells what it was like for her family to try to get ahead, renting out rooms, and hanging on...

    In Redlined, Linda Gartz does a masterful job of weaving her family story with the larger historical picture of what happened on the West Side of Chicago and in many other communities during the 1960?s. Her book provides the broader context for what many people experienced on a perso...

    How fortuitous is it that an archive of such size and significance fell into the hands of a storyteller as accomplished as Gartz, an award-winning filmmaker? It?s not a new story--immigrants making their way in a new land, their children?s hard-fought entrepreneurial dreams, a once...

    Linda Gartz combines well-researched Chicago history with her family?s own story in this astute memoir of life in the 1950?s-80?s. She particularly relates how the practice of ?redlining? - government officials and bankers partnering to make sure it was difficult for black fa...

    Enlightening look at a Chicago family in the 60's. I really enjoyed this memoir by Linda Gartz, who blends her own experiences with a trove of diaries left by her parents. Having grown up in the suburbs, I was re-introduced to the sixties from an entirely different perspective. Whil...

    I enjoyed this book so much! I wasn't sure if it would be more of a personal story or a historical one, and I was impressed by the way Gartz blended both in such a satisfying way. In fact, her sense of balance was remarkable throughout; even as she unflinchingly describes her parents a...

    This was 95% not about redlining. It was a memoir of three generations of one family that lived on Chicago's West Side during decades of vast change in the 20th century. But it was more about a family memoir, and one woman learning more about her parents after they had passed than it w...

    Linda Gartz has written an important book of a difficult time in history which continues to impact race relations today. Equally important, she has shed light on often ignored family dynamics by sharing her personal insights and experiences! Congratulations, Linda ...

    I was hoping for more about the neighborhood, demographics and changing social dynamics and less about the family and personal . Probably my bad. ...

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