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Baltimore's bygone department stores; many happy returns.

9781609496678

Baltimore's bygone department stores; many happy returns.

Lisicky, Michael J.

History Press

2012

187 pages

$19.99

HF5465

This work celebrates the role of Baltimore's large department stores in the life of the city and their nostalgic place in the hearts of residents. While there is plenty of material on the department stores' parades, Christmas displays, and other holiday events, the book also explores their role in civil rights history, with discussion of the stores' policies on segregation, an account of a sit-in at a downtown Baltimore drug store, and a look at the impact of the 1968 riots on the downtown area. Author Lisicky, who has written other books on Baltimore department stores, draws on interviews with former employees, managers, and shoppers, and includes a huge collection of b&w historical photos.

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