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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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. Crowded onto skid rows, the homeless lived apart from the middle classes, who saw them as an aberrant population.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Howard, Ella.
Homeless.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012014390
(OCoLC)787508955
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ella Howard
ISBN: 9780812208269 0812208269 1322512302 9781322512303
OCLC Number: 859161011
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (276 pages) : illustrations.
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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"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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