From the Puritans to the Projects

From the Puritans to the Projects

Public Housing and Public Neighbors

Book - 2000
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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
ISBN: 9780674002869
Branch Call Number: 363.585 V232f 2000
Characteristics: 460 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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