New Book: Public Housing, the Red Scare, and the Direction of Modern Los Angeles
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From: Stacy Zellmann
MAKING A BETTER WORLD: Public Housing, the Red Scare, and the Direction of Modern Los Angeles
Foreword by Kevin Starr
University of Minnesota Press | 312 pages | 2005
ISBN 0-8166-4369-5 | hardcover | $68.95
ISBN 0-8166-4370-9 | paperback | $22.95
With sharp historical perspective, Making a Better World traces the rise and fall of a public housing ethic in Los Angeles and its impact on the city’s built environment. Don Parson’s examination not only gives us the recent history of a city but also opens up a new debate on a current national crisis in providing shelter for low-income Americans.
?A thoroughly researched study that can also serve as a catalyst to corrective and creative action.? ?Kevin Starr
For more information, including the table of contents, visit the book?s webpage: http://www.upress.umn.edu/Books/P/parson_making.html
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