Downtown Its Rise and Fall, 1880-1950

ISBN-10: 0300098278

ISBN-13: 9780300098273

Edition: 2003

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This is a history of what was once viewed as the heart of the American city. It tells the story of how downtown changed over time. Drawing on a wide array of contemporary sources, it gives an account of spatial politics in urban America.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 4/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 492
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Robert M. Fogelson is professor of urban studies and history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Introduction
The Business District: Downtown in the Late Nineteenth Century
Derailing the Subways: The Politics of Rapid Transit
The Sacred Skyline: The Battle over Height Limits
The Central Business District: Downtown in the 1920s
The Specter of Decentralization: Downtown During the Great Depression and World War II
Wishful Thinking: Downtown and the Automotive Revolution
Inventing Blight: Downtown and the Origins of Urban Redevelopment
Just Another Business District? Downtown in the Mid Twentieth Century
Epilogue
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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