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Author Parson, Donald Craig, author

Title Making a better world : public housing, the Red scare, and the direction of modern Los Angeles / Don Parson ; foreword by Kevin Starr
Published Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press ; [Bristol] : [University Presses Marketing, distributor], [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 289 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The new day of decent housing : building a public housing program -- Homes for heroes : public housing during World War II -- David and Goliath : the struggle to expand the public housing program -- The "headline-happy public housing war" : public housing and the Red Scare -- "Old town, lost town, shabby town, crook town" : Bunker Hill and the modern cityscape -- This modern marvel : Chavez Ravine and the politics of modernism
Summary With sharp historical perspective, Making a Better World traces the rise and fall of a public housing ethic in Los Angeles and its impact on the city's built environment. Don Parson's examination not only gives us the recent history of a city but also opens up a new debate on a current national crisis in providing shelter for low-income Americans
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-266) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Public housing -- California -- Los Angeles -- History.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0816696055 (electronic bk.)
9780816696055 (electronic bk.)