Kids Library Home

Welcome to the PrairieCat Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Author Pietila, Antero, 1943- author.

Title The ghosts of Johns Hopkins : the life and legacy that shaped an American city / Antero Pietila.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield/Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2018.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  975.26 PIE    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Non-Fiction - NSRY-11  975.26 PIE    AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 317 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical records (pages 257-293) and index.
Summary Johns Hopkins destroyed his private papers so thoroughly that no credible biography exists of the Baltimore Quaker titan. One of America's richest men and the largest single shareholder of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Hopkins was also one of the city's defining developers. In The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins, Antero Pietila weaves together a biography of the man with a portrait of how the institutions he founded have shaped the racial legacy of an industrial city from its heyday to its decline and revitalization. From the destruction of neighborhoods to make way for the mercantile buildings that dominated Baltimore's downtown through much of the 19th century to the role that the president of Johns Hopkins University played in government sponsored "Negro Removal" that unleashed the migration patterns that created Baltimore's existing racial patchwork, Pietila tells the story of how one man's wealth shaped and reshaped the life of a city long after his lifetime. -- Publisher description.
Subject Hopkins, Johns, 1795-1873.
Johns Hopkins University -- History.
Johns Hopkins Hospital -- History.
Baltimore (Md.) -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9781538116036

Available items only