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American Project
by Sudhir Alladi VENKATESH
Harvard University Press, 2000
eISBN: 978-0-674-04465-4 | Paper: 978-0-674-00830-4 | Cloth: 978-0-674-00321-7
Library of Congress Classification HD7288.78.U52C476 2000
Dewey Decimal Classification 363.5850977311

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
High-rise public housing developments were signature features of the post-World War II city. A hopeful experiment in providing temporary, inexpensive housing for all Americans, the "projects" soon became synonymous with the black urban poor, with isolation and overcrowding, with drugs, gang violence, and neglect. As the wrecking ball brings down some of these concrete monoliths, Sudhir Venkatesh seeks to reexamine public housing from the inside out, and to salvage its troubled legacy.

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