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From the Puritans to the Projects: Public Housing and Public Neighbors

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From the almshouses of 17th-century Puritans to the massive housing projects of the mid-20th century, the struggle over housing assistance in the United States has exposed a deep-seated ambivalence about the place of the urban poor. Lawrence J. Vale's groundbreaking book is both a comprehensive institutional history of public housing in Boston and a broader examination of ...more
Hardcover, 460 pages
Published November 20th 2000 by Harvard University Press (first published 2000)
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