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Mapping decline : St. Louis and the fate of the American city

Author: Colin Gordon
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2008] ©2008
Series: Politics and culture in modern America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Once a thriving metropolis on the banks of the Mississippi, St. Louis, Missouri, is now a ghostly landscape of vacant houses, boarded-up storefronts, and abandoned factories. The Gateway City is, by any measure, one of the most depopulated, deindustrialized, and deeply segregated examples of American urban decay. "Not a typical city," as one observer noted in the late 1970s, "but, like a Eugene O'Neill play, it  Read more...
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Gordon, Colin.
Mapping decline : St. Louis and the fate of the American city.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2008]
xiv, 284 pages ; 27 cm
(DLC) 10930221
(OCoLC)183261804
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Gordon
ISBN: 9780812291506 0812291506
OCLC Number: 893681592
Description: 1 online resource (299 pages) : color illustrations, maps (chiefly color)
Contents: Our house : the twentieth century at 4635 North Market Street --
Local politics, local power : governing greater St. Louis, 1940-2000 --
"The steel ring" : race and realty in greater St. Louis --
Patchwork metropolis : municipal zoning in greater St. Louis --
Fighting blight : urban renewal policies and programs, 1945-2000 --
City of blight : the limits of urban renewal in greater St. Louis --
Conclusion: Our house revisited : the twenty-first century at 4635 North Market Street.
Series Title: Politics and culture in modern America.
Responsibility: Colin Gordon.
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Mapping Decline, illustrated with more than 75 full-color maps, traces the ways private real estate restrictions, local planning and zoning, federal housing policies, and urban renewal encouraged  Read more...

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"Colin Gordon combines intellectual rigor, a compelling argument, and extensive archival research with the latest geographic information system digital mapping techniques. Dozens of color maps, Read more...

 
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