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Modern housing for America [electronic resource] : policy struggles in the New Deal era / Gail Radford.

By: Radford, Gail.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Historical studies of urban America: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1996Description: 1 online resource (x, 273 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780226702216 (electronic bk.); 0226702219 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Housing policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century | New Deal, 1933-1939 | Business -- Management | Social Science | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- General | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure | Politique du logement -- �Etats-Unis -- 20e si�ecle | New Deal | Wohnungspolitik | Geschichte 1933-1938 | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Modern housing for America.DDC classification: 363.5/8/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 American Housing before the Depression; 2 The Politics of Housing in the 1920s; 3 Catherine Bauer and the Plan for "Modern Housing"; 4 The PWA Housing Division; 5 The Hosiery Workers' Model Development; 6 The Harlem River Houses; 7 The Struggle to Shape Permanent Policy; Conclusion; Notes; Index.
Summary: In an era when many decry the failures of federal housing programs, this book introduces us to appealing but largely forgotten alternatives that existed when federal policies were first defined in the New Deal. Led by Catherine Bauer, supporters of the modern housing initiative argued that government should emphasize non-commercial development of imaginatively designed compact neighborhoods with extensive parks and social services. The book explores the question of how Americans might have responded to this option through case studies of experimental developments in Philadelphia and New York.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-258) and index.

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 American Housing before the Depression; 2 The Politics of Housing in the 1920s; 3 Catherine Bauer and the Plan for "Modern Housing"; 4 The PWA Housing Division; 5 The Hosiery Workers' Model Development; 6 The Harlem River Houses; 7 The Struggle to Shape Permanent Policy; Conclusion; Notes; Index.

In an era when many decry the failures of federal housing programs, this book introduces us to appealing but largely forgotten alternatives that existed when federal policies were first defined in the New Deal. Led by Catherine Bauer, supporters of the modern housing initiative argued that government should emphasize non-commercial development of imaginatively designed compact neighborhoods with extensive parks and social services. The book explores the question of how Americans might have responded to this option through case studies of experimental developments in Philadelphia and New York.

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