Book , Print in English

From the Puritans to the projects : public housing and public neighbors

Lawrence J. Vale.
  • Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2000.
  • 460 pages : illustrations maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects
Contents
  • Introduction: The "Public" in Public Housing
  • I. Prehistory of Public Housing
  • 1. Coping with the Poor: Techniques and Institutions
  • Moral Geography of Puritan Space
  • New Institutions for Indoor Relief
  • Tenement Reform
  • Settlement Houses
  • Ideal Tenement Districts
  • 2. Rewarding Upward Mobility: Public Lands, Private Houses, and New Communities
  • Frontier Individualism on Public Lands
  • Homesteads in the Boston Suburbs
  • Residential Districts
  • Communities by Design
  • Public Neighborhoods without Public Neighbors
  • II. Public Housing in Boston
  • 3. Building Selective Collectives, 1934-1954
  • Boston's Selective Collectives
  • Public Works and Private Markets
  • Public Housing as Slum Reform
  • Public Housing as War Production (1940-1945)
  • Public Housing as Veterans' Assistance (1946-1954)
  • Authority Is Watching
  • 4. Managing Poverty and Race, 1955-1980
  • Geopolitics of Public Housing
  • Urban Renewal
  • Rewarding the Elderly
  • Mechanisms of Patronage
  • Racial Discrimination and the BHA
  • Battles within the Bureaucracy
  • Decline and Fall of the BHA
  • 5. Boston Housing Authority since 1980: The Puritans Return
  • Receivership
  • Four Redevelopment Efforts in the 1980s
  • Politics of Public Housing Preferences
  • Getting Beyond Receivership
  • Boston Public Housing in the 1990s
  • Ideological Retrenchment
  • From the Puritans to the Projects.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-448) and index.
ISBN
  • 0674002865 (cloth : alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 00035084
  • OCLC: 43706609