“The City’s Dying and They Don’t Know Why”: How Baltimore Suffocated a Neighborhood and Sabotaged its Future


ACLS Project Development Grants


Matteo Ricci Institute


“The City’s Dying and They Don’t Know Why” is a biography of one West Baltimore neighborhood called Rosemont. By following Rosemont from its development in the progressive era to its near-abandonment in the mid-1970s, the book will explain some of the many ways in which inequality has shaped, and continues to shape, urban places in the United States. The grant will support research and writing trips to Baltimore during the 2018-19 academic year.