High-risers : Cabrini-Green and the fate of American public housing
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Gordon, Robert Philip, cartographer.
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New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.
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9780062235060, 0062235060, 9780062235077, 0062235077
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Oak Lawn Public Library - Stacks
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Published
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.
Format
Book
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x, 384 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780062235060, 0062235060, 9780062235077, 0062235077

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-365) and index.
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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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Austen, B., & Gordon, R. P. (2018). High-risers: Cabrini-Green and the fate of American public housing (First edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Austen, Ben and Robert Philip, Gordon. 2018. High-risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Austen, Ben and Robert Philip, Gordon. High-risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Austen, Ben,, and Robert Philip Gordon. High-risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.

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