Coverart for item
The Resource Shantytown, USA : forgotten landscapes of the working poor, Lisa Goff

Shantytown, USA : forgotten landscapes of the working poor, Lisa Goff

Label
Shantytown, USA : forgotten landscapes of the working poor
Title
Shantytown, USA
Title remainder
forgotten landscapes of the working poor
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Goff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mention "shantytowns" today and the universal assumption is that you'll be talking about exploding slums in a developing nation in Africa, South Asia, or South America. This book adds the United States to the international discourse on shantytowns, tracing their appearance on both the western and urban frontiers of the young nation starting in the 1820s, and tracking them through the urbanization and industrialization that convulsed the country in the decades leading up to and following the Civil War. Drawing on a wealth of unexamined texts, images, popular music, and films, filtered through the lens of scholarship on everyday landscapes, Shantytown USA restores shantytowns to the central place they once occupied in the nation's imagination, and on its landscape.--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goff, Lisa
Dewey number
307.330973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Squatter settlements
  • Squatter settlements
  • Slums
  • Slums
Label
Shantytown, USA : forgotten landscapes of the working poor, Lisa Goff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Walden, a shanty or a house? -- Shanties on the western frontier -- Shantytowns on the urban frontier -- A working-class ideology of dwelling -- Shantytown's Broadway debut -- Transformed by art and journalism -- African American shantytowns -- Depression-era shantytowns
Control code
FIEb17854271
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 305 pages
Isbn
9780674660458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)921240444
Label
Shantytown, USA : forgotten landscapes of the working poor, Lisa Goff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Walden, a shanty or a house? -- Shanties on the western frontier -- Shantytowns on the urban frontier -- A working-class ideology of dwelling -- Shantytown's Broadway debut -- Transformed by art and journalism -- African American shantytowns -- Depression-era shantytowns
Control code
FIEb17854271
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 305 pages
Isbn
9780674660458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)921240444

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...