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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.
Awards: Nominated for Best Book in North American Urban History Award 2000
Nominated for Spiro Kostof Award 2002
Nominated for Max Weber Award 2002
Nominated for Robert E. Park Award 2002
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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