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作者 Austen, Ben, author
書名 High-risers : Cabrini-Green and the fate of American public housing / Ben Austen
出版項 New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
©2018
國際標準書號 9780062235077
0062235079
book jacket
12-25-2019 已為 人文社會聯圖 訂購 1 本.
版本 First Harper paperbacks edition
說明 x, 384 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-365) and index
Part one. A home over Jordan ; Portrait of a Chicago slum -- The reds and the whites -- Catch-as-catch-can -- Warriors -- The mayor's pied-à-terre -- Part two. Cabrini Green Harlem Watts Jackson ; Cabrini-Green rap -- Concentration effects -- This is my life -- Faith brought us this far -- How horror works -- Dantrell Davis Way -- Part three. Rotations on the land ; Cabrini mustard and turnip greens -- If not here. . . where? -- Transformations -- Old town, new town -- They came from the projects -- The people's public housing authority -- The Chicago neighborhood of the future
Braids personal narratives, city politics, and national history to tell the timely and epic story of Chicago's Cabrini-Green, America's most iconic public housing project. Built in the 1940s atop an infamous Italian slum, Cabrini-Green grew to twenty-three towers and a population of 20,000--all of it packed onto just seventy acres a few blocks from Chicago's ritzy Gold Coast. Cabrini-Green became synonymous with crime, squalor, and the failure of government. For the many who lived there, it was also a much-needed resource--it was home. By 2011, every high-rise had been razed, the island of black poverty engulfed by the white affluence around it, the families dispersed. In this novelistic and eye-opening narrative, Ben Austen tells the story of America's public housing experiment and the changing fortunes of American cities. It is an account told movingly through the lives of residents who struggled to make a home for their families as powerful forces converged to accelerate the housing complex's demise. Beautifully written, rich in detail, and full of moving portraits, High-Risers is a sweeping exploration of race, class, popular culture, and politics in modern America that brilliantly considers what went wrong in our nation's effort to provide affordable housing to the poor--and what we can learn from those mistakes
主題 Cabrini-Green Homes (Chicago, Ill.) -- History
Cabrini-Green High Impact Program -- History
Cabrini-Green High Impact Program. fast (OCoLC)fst01778008
Cabrini-Green Homes (Chicago, Ill.) fast (OCoLC)fst01778009
Public housing -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
Low-income housing -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
Urban poor -- Housing -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
African Americans -- Housing -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
Inner cities -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th century -- History
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions
Chicago (Ill.) -- Race relations
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness. bisacsh
African Americans -- Housing. fast (OCoLC)fst00799626
Inner cities. fast (OCoLC)fst00973711
Low-income housing. fast (OCoLC)fst01003210
Public housing. fast (OCoLC)fst01082447
Race relations. fast (OCoLC)fst01086509
Social conditions. fast (OCoLC)fst01919811
Urban poor -- Housing. fast (OCoLC)fst01162523
Illinois -- Chicago. fast (OCoLC)fst01204048
1900-1999 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Title Cabrini-Green and the fate of American public housing
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