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The Resource Downtown America : a history of the place and the people who made it, Alison Isenberg, (electronic resource)

Downtown America : a history of the place and the people who made it, Alison Isenberg, (electronic resource)

Label
Downtown America : a history of the place and the people who made it
Title
Downtown America
Title remainder
a history of the place and the people who made it
Statement of responsibility
Alison Isenberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Downtown America was once the vibrant urban center romanticized in the Petula Clark songa place where the lights were brighter, where people went to spend their money and forget their worries. But in the second half of the twentieth century, "downtown" became a shadow of its former self, succumbing to economic competition and commercial decline. And the death of Main Streets across the country came to be seen as sadly inexorable, like the passing of an aged loved one. Downtown America cuts beneath the archetypal story of downtown's rise and fall and offers a dynamic new story of urba
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Isenberg, Alison
Dewey number
307.76/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Historical studies of urban America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Central business districts
  • City and town life
  • Community life
  • Inner cities
  • Urban renewal
  • City planning
  • Villes
  • Quartiers d'affaires
  • Vie urbaine
  • Communauté
  • Centres villes
  • Rénovation urbaine
  • Urbanisme
Label
Downtown America : a history of the place and the people who made it, Alison Isenberg, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-419) and index
Color
multicolored
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."
Control code
ocn662453201
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 441 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226385075
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9780226385082
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)662453201
Label
Downtown America : a history of the place and the people who made it, Alison Isenberg, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-419) and index
Color
multicolored
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."
Control code
ocn662453201
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 441 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226385075
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9780226385082
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)662453201

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