Blueprint for disaster : the unraveling of Chicago public housing /

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator:Hunt, D. Bradford, 1968-
Imprint:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Description:x, 380 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Series:Historical studies of urban America
Subject:Chicago Housing Authority -- History -- 20th century.
Chicago Housing Authority.
Public housing -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
Public housing.
Illinois -- Chicago.
History.
Format: Print Book
Local Note:University of Chicago Library's copy 3 is cloth and has original dust jacket.
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/7729391
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ISBN:9780226360850 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226360857 (cloth : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-354) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction: What Went Wrong with Public Housing in Chicago?
  • 1. The 1937 Housing Act Revisited
  • 2. Building the Chicago Housing Authority
  • 3. Clearing Chicago's Slums
  • 4. The End of Integration and the Taming of the CHA
  • 5. Designing High-Rise Disasters
  • 6. Planning a Social Disaster
  • 7. The Loss of the Working Class
  • 8. The Tenants Revolt
  • 9. The Gautreaux Case and the Limits of Judicial Activism
  • 10. The Long Road to Rebirth
  • Conclusion: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing
  • Acknowledgments
  • A Note on Sources
  • Notes
  • Index