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When public housing was paradise : building community in Chicago /
[edited by] J.S. Fuerst with the assistance of D. Bradford Hunt.
edition
Pbk. ed.
imprint
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2005, c2003.
description
xvi, 228 p., [15] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0252072138 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2005, c2003.
isbn
0252072138 (pbk. : alk. paper)
general note
Originally published: Westport, Ct. : Praeger, 2003.
catalogue key
5401673
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-216) and index.
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"Jim Fuerst, who was there at the moment of creation, has put together a marvelous book. It is a collage of memories of those who recall the beauty that was there and the something bleak that has been manufactured. This work is full of heroes. It should be must-reading, especially for young journalists who seek the truth of what we patronizingly call 'the inner city.'" Studs Terkel"Fuerst lets inhabitants and former-inhabitants of public housing tell their story, and much of it is a positive story about which we do not often hear or read. This deserves telling, and I can think of no one better prepared to tell it." John Hope Franklin, director of Clinton's National Initiative on Race
"Jim Fuerst, who was there at the moment of creation, has put together a marvelous book. it is a collage of memories of those who recall the beauty that was there and the something bleak that has been manufactured. This work is full of heroes. it should be must-reading, especially for young journalists who seek the truth of what we patronizingly call 'the inner city.'" Studs Terkel "Fuerst lets inhabitants and former-inhabitants of public housing tell their story, and much of it is a positive story about which we do not often hear or read. This deserves telling, and I can think of no one better prepared to tell it." John Hope Franklin, director of Clinton's National Initiative on Race
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Main Description
Collecting seventy-nine oral histories from former public housing residents and staff, J. S. Fuerst's When Public Housing Was Paradise is a powerful testament to the fact that well-designed, well-managed low-rent housing has worked, as well as a demonstration of how it could be made to work again.J. S. Fuerst has been involved with public housing in Chicago for more than half a century. He retired from Loyola University, where he was a professor of social welfare policy. He was the editor of Public Housing in Europe and America. D. Bradford Hunt is an assistant professor of social science at Roosevelt University. John Hope Franklin is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History at Duke University. He has served as president of the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and many more.
Main Description
Collecting seventy-nine oral histories from former public housing residents and staff, J. S. Fuerst'sWhen Public Housing Was Paradiseis a powerful testament to the fact that well-designed, well-managed low-rent housing has worked, As well as a demonstration of how it could be made to work again. J. S. Fuerst has been involved with public housing in Chicago for more than half a century. He retired from Loyola University, where he was a professor of social welfare policy. He was the editor ofPublic Housing in Europe and America. D. Bradford Hunt is an assistant professor of social science at Roosevelt University. John Hope Franklin is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History at Duke University. He has served as president of the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and many more.
Table of Contents
Foreword
The vision and its implementers : the staff of the CHAp. 9
Laboratories for leadershipp. 41
Gateway to the American dreamp. 75
Reflections on integration, segregation, and choicep. 101
Investments in the mind : the importance of educationp. 125
The building of character : religion, sports, and musicp. 151
And the band played on and on ... and then off key : residents who stayed in CHAp. 179
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