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The great rent wars : New York, 1917-1929

Author: Robert M Fogelson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Written by one of the country's foremost urban historians, The Great Rent Wars tells the fascinating but little-known story of the battles between landlords and tenants in the nation's largest city from 1917 through 1929. These conflicts were triggered by the post-war housing shortage, which prompted landlords to raise rents, drove tenants to go on rent strikes, and spurred the state legislature, a conservative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Fogelson
ISBN: 9780300191721 0300191723
OCLC Number: 824608942
Description: viii, 495 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The postwar housing shortage --
Between a rock and a hard place --
A weighty decision --
The great rent strikes --
The mayor's committee on rent profiteering --
Enter the state legislature --
The April laws --
The September laws --
The battle in the state courts --
The fight in the federal courts --
A question of coverage --
A reasonable rent --
The four exceptions --
Landlords and tenants in New York and Albany --
The extension of rent control --
The expiration of rent control.
Responsibility: Robert M. Fogelson.

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"Mr. Fogelson's book, while scholarly in tone and approach, provides a readable guide to these difficult years that will appeal to readers beyond the academy."-Wall Street Journal * Wall Street Read more...

 
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