Christopher Silver is associate dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. John V. Moeser is chairman of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Virginia Commonwealth University.
"Their book ambitiously weds themes of urban redevelopment, racial change, and emergent black political power. It is a provocative, pioneering effort that will undoubtedly stimulate further inquiry." -- American Historical Review " The Separate City is a fine work of comparative urban history valuable especially for its careful documentation of how public policy and community activism make a difference in both creating and solving problems." -- Journal of Southern History "An ambitious and informative investigation of African American community and political culture in the three distinct urban settings of Richmond, Atlanta, and Memphis." -- Choice