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Author Moga, Steven T., author
Title Urban lowlands : a history of neighborhoods, poverty, and planning / Steven T. Moga
Imprint Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2020
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HT167 .M628 2020    AVAILABLE    30610020635389
Descript 219 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Series Historical studies of urban America
Historical studies of urban America
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-209) and index
Introduction : The low wards -- From bottomlands to bottom neighborhoods -- Harlem Flats : New York, New York -- Black Bottom : Nashville, Tennessee -- Swede Hollow : Saint Paul, Minnesota -- The Flats : Los Angeles, California -- Landscapes of poverty and power -- Epilogue : lowland legacies
"Steven Moga offers an unprecedented and multidisciplinary tour of urban lowlands, bringing a fresh perspective to the history of urban development in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America. Looking closely at the Harlem Flats in New York City; Black Bottom in Nashville; Swede Hollow in St. Paul; and The Flats in Los Angeles, Moga compares and contrasts patterns of land use, reactions to disease and public health, the treatment of waste, and social discrimination against immigrants, ethnic groups, and African Americans. He creates an alternative interpretive framework for studying poverty and the urban environment, with implications for the contemporary American city"-- Provided by publisher
Subject City planning -- United States -- History -- 19th century
City planning -- United States -- History -- 20th century
City planning -- Health aspects -- United States
Neighborhood planning -- United States -- History
Neighborhood planning -- United States -- Case studies
Urban poor -- United States
Urban health -- United States
Urban minorities -- United States
Urban ecology (Sociology) -- United States
Discrimination -- United States -- History
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