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Gangs in Garden City: How Immigration, Segregation, and Youth Violence are Changing America's Suburbs (Paperback)

Gangs in Garden City: How Immigration, Segregation, and Youth Violence are Changing America's Suburbs By Sarah Garland Cover Image
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For the past five years, journalist Sarah Garland has followed the lives of current and former gang members living in Hempstead on the border of Garden City, Long Island. Affiliated with Mara Salvatrucha and 18th Street, their troubling personal stories expose the cruel realities of segregation, racial income gaps, and poverty that lie hidden behind suburban white picket fences.

As Garland travels from Los Angeles to El Salvador and back to the East Coast, she reveals a disturbing cycle of poverty in which families, fleeing from troubled Central American cities, move into America's suburban backyards, only to find the pattern of violence repeating itself. Brilliantly reported and sensitively told, Gangs in Garden City draws back the veil on a hidden, troubling world.

About the Author


Sarah Garland has reported on crime and immigration for the New York Times, Marie Claire, New York Magazine, and the Village Voice. Originally from Kentucky, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781568586151
ISBN-10: 1568586159
Publisher: Bold Type Books
Publication Date: December 28th, 2010
Pages: 320
Language: English