In 1969, after the resignation of four members of the city council and summers of rioting made the city seem unmanageable, the Democratic Party leadership appointed young activist Nicholas Carbone to the city council where he quickly asserted leadership. As majority leader for the next decade, Carbone presided over a series of development agreements that reserved developer profits for city residents, supported the nationally recognized Hartford Food System, and created a number of city practices that favored poor residents.
Documents, Links, and Images
- The City as a Real Estate Investor, Nicholas Carbone, 1981 (PDF: 57 KB)
- Running the City for the People, Eve Bach et al., 1982 (PDF: 1.1 MB)
- The Battle for City Hall: What Do We Fight Over?, Louise Simmons, 1996 (PDF: 1.4 MB)
Series IV: Hartford
The Cornell collection comes from research done by Pierre Clavel in the 1980s and includes interview tapes and transcripts, 93 news clippings from local and other sources, and 68 other documents.