From the Puritans to the Projects
Public Housing and Public NeighborsBook - 2000
From the almshouses of 17th-century Puritans to the massive housing projects of the mid-20th century, the struggle over housing assistance in the United States has exposed a deep-seated ambivalence about the place of the urban poor. Lawrence J. Vale's groundbreaking book 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.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2000
Branch Call Number: 363.585 V232f 2000
Characteristics: 460 p. : ill. ; 24 cm