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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.
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From the almshouses of 17th century Puritans to the massive housing projects of the mid-20th century, the struggle over housing assistance in the United States has exposed a deep-seated ambivalence  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence J Vale
ISBN: 9780674025752 067402575X
OCLC Number: 159632577
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000.
Description: p. cm.
Contents: Illustrations Tables Introduction: The "Public" in Public Housing Public Housing as an American Problem Housing the Public Neighbor Public Housing in Boston PART I: THE PREHISTORY OF PUBLIC HOUSING 1. Coping with the Poor: Techniques and Institutions The Moral Geography of Puritan Space New Institutions for Indoor Relief Tenement Reform Settlement Houses Ideal Tenement Districts 2. Rewarding Upward Mobility: Public Lands, Private Houses, and New Communities Frontier Individualism on Public Lands Homesteads in the Boston Suburbs Residential Districts Communities by Design Public Neighborhoods without Public Neighbors PART II: PUBLIC HOUSING IN BOSTON 3. Building Selective Collectives, 1934-1954 Boston's Selective Collectives Public Works and Private Markets Public Housing as Slum Reform Public Housing as War Production (1940 -1945) Public Housing as Veterans' Assistance (1946 -1954) The Authority Is Watching 4. Managing Poverty and Race, 1955-1980 The Geopolitics of Public Housing Urban Renewal Rewarding the Elderly The Mechanisms of Patronage Racial Discrimination and the BHA Battles within the Bureaucracy The Decline and Fall of the BHA 5. The Boston Housing Authority since 1980: The Puritans Return The Receivership Four Redevelopment Efforts in the 1980s The Politics of Public Housing Preferences Getting Beyond Receivership Boston Public Housing in the 1990s Ideological Retrenchment From the Puritans to the Projects Notes Credits Index
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Vale, an urban studies and planning professor, examines more than three centuries of Boston's provision for "the public neighbor," exploring "shifting relationships among the state, the market, and Read more...

 
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