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Homeless : poverty and place in urban America

Author: Ella Howard
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2013.
Series: Politics and culture in modern America.
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"The homeless have the legal right to exist in modern American cities, yet antihomeless ordinances deny them access to many public spaces. How did previous generations of urban dwellers deal with the tensions between the rights of the homeless and those of other city residents? Ella Howard answers this question by tracing the history of skid rows from their rise in the late nineteenth century to their eradication in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ella Howard
ISBN: 9780812244724 0812244729
OCLC Number: 787508955
Description: 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The challenge of the Depression --
A new deal for the homeless --
Skid Row in an era of plenty --
Urban renewal and the challenge of homelessness --
Operation Bowery and social scientific inquiry --
The end of the skid-row era --
Conclusion: Whither the homeless.
Series Title: Politics and culture in modern America.
Responsibility: Ella Howard.

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Homeless explores the efforts of private and public institutions to solve the problem of homelessness by tracing the rise and fall of skid rows in America through the lens of New York's Bowery.  Read more...

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"Through thorough research, sound use of secondary sources, and a shrewd focus on America's first and largest skid row, the Bowery, Howard has produced a book that will be essential reading for Read more...

 
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