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Downtown America [electronic resource] :a history of the place and the people who made it / Alison Isenberg.

By: Isenberg, Alison.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Historical studies of urban America: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2004Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 441 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780226385099 (electronic bk.); 0226385094 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Cities and towns -- United States -- History | Central business districts -- United States -- History | City and town life -- United States -- History | Community life -- United States -- History | Inner cities -- United States -- History | Urban renewal -- United States -- History | City planning -- United States -- History | Villes -- États-Unis -- Histoire | Quartiers d'affaires -- États-Unis -- Histoire | Vie urbaine -- États-Unis -- Histoire | Communauté -- États-Unis -- Histoire | Centres villes -- États-Unis -- Histoire | Rénovation urbaine -- États-Unis -- Histoire | Urbanisme -- États-Unis -- Histoire | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban | Steden | Histoire | Ville | Vie urbaine | Quartier d'affaires | Communauté | Renouveau urbain | Planification urbaine | Urbanisme | Centre-ville | Stadtplanung | Stadtkern | Geschäftsviertel | États-Unis | USA | ისტორია | აშშ ისტორია | აშშ დიდი და პატარა ქალაქები | ურბანული სოციოლოგია | ამერიკელი ერის ისტორიაGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.DDC classification: 307.76/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: Beyond decline: assessing the values of urban commercial life in the twentieth century -- City beautiful or beautiful mess? The gendered origins of a civic ideal -- Fixing an image of commercial dignity: postcards and the business of planning Main Street -- "Mrs. Consumer," "Mrs. Brown America," and "Mr. Chain Store Man": economic woman and the laws of retail -- Main Street's interior frontier: innovation amid Depression and War -- "The demolition of our outworn past": suburban shoppers and the logic of urban renewal -- The hollow prize? Black buyers, racial violence, and the riot renaissance -- Animated by nostalgia: preservation and vacancy since the 1960s -- Conclusion: "The lights are much brighter there."
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-419) and index.

Introduction: Beyond decline: assessing the values of urban commercial life in the twentieth century -- City beautiful or beautiful mess? The gendered origins of a civic ideal -- Fixing an image of commercial dignity: postcards and the business of planning Main Street -- "Mrs. Consumer," "Mrs. Brown America," and "Mr. Chain Store Man": economic woman and the laws of retail -- Main Street's interior frontier: innovation amid Depression and War -- "The demolition of our outworn past": suburban shoppers and the logic of urban renewal -- The hollow prize? Black buyers, racial violence, and the riot renaissance -- Animated by nostalgia: preservation and vacancy since the 1960s -- Conclusion: "The lights are much brighter there."

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