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From the puritans to the projects : public housing and public neighbors

Author: Lawrence J Vale
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title is both a comprehensive institutional history of public housing in Boston and a broader examination of the nature and extent of public obligation to house socially and economically marginal Americans during the past 350 years.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence J Vale
ISBN: 9780674025752 067402575X 9780674002869 0674002865
OCLC Number: 159632577
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000.
Description: xiii, 460 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : The "public" in public housing --
pt. 1. The prehistory of public housing --
Coping with the poor : techniques and institutions --
Rewarding upward mobility : public lands, private houses, and new communities --
pt. 2. Public housing in Boston --
Building selective collectives, 1934-1954 --
Managing poverty and race, 1955-1980 --
The Boston Housing Authority since 1980 : the Puritans return.
Responsibility: Lawrence J. Vale.

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