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In The War on Slums in the Southwest, Robert Fairbanks provides compelling and probing case studies of economic problems and public housing plights in Albuquerque, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix and San Antonio. He provides brief histories of each city--all of which expanded dynamically between 1935 and 1965--and how they responded to slums under the Housing Acts of 1937, 1949, and 1954. 

Despite being a region where conservative politics has ruled, these Southwestern cities often handled population growth, urban planning, and economic development in ways that closely followed the national account of efforts to eliminate slums and provide public housing for the needy.  The War on Slums in the Southwest therefore corrects some misconceptions about the role of slum clearance and public housing in this region as Fairbanks integrates urban policy into the larger understanding of federal and state-based housing policies.


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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. 1. Cities in the Southwest or Southwestern Cities?
  2. pp. 9-25
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  1. 2. The Public Housing Movement in the Southwest: Cities Battle the Slums before 1937
  2. pp. 26-46
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  1. 3. Southwestern Cities, Slum Clearance, and the First Permanent Public Housing Program
  2. pp. 47-72
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  1. 4. From World War II to the Housing Act of 1949: A Moratoriumon Slum Clearance and Public Housing for Low-Income Citizens
  2. pp. 73-92
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  1. 5. The Solution Becomes a Problem: The Decline of the Public Housing Movement after the Housing Act of 1949
  2. pp. 93-116
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  1. 6. From Urban Redevelopment to Urban Renewal in the Southwest
  2. pp. 117-159
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  1. Epilogue: Our War on Poverty, Not Yours on Slums
  2. pp. 160-166
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  1. Appendix A: Social Scientists and the Changing Discourse on Slums and Poverty: A Brief Note
  2. pp. 167-172
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  1. Appendix B: Public Housing Built in San Antonio, Houston,Phoenix, and Dallas, 1935–1965
  2. pp. 173-176
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  1. Appendix C: Occupation of Initial Tenants of Cuney Homes Public Housing in Houston
  2. pp. 177-178
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  1. Appendix D: Total Number of Public Housing Units Built by Selected Cities by 1967
  2. pp. 179-180
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 181-230
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 231-242
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781439911174
Related ISBN
9781439911150
MARC Record
OCLC
885123596
Pages
255
Launched on MUSE
2014-09-10
Language
English
Open Access
No
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