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Trajectories

Dalton Conley

in Honky

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520215863
eISBN:
9780520921733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215863.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The author discusses in this chapter how he, as a child of two white artists, ended up living in the inner city—in the projects of 1969, no less. He notes that his father worked part-time in an art ... More


Ascent

Chandra D. Bhimull

in Empire in the Air: Airline Travel and the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479843473
eISBN:
9781479800643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479843473.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The second chapter opens with a discussion of the history of commercial aviation in Britain. It examines the intricate decision-making process that gave rise to Imperial Airways after the First World ... More


Tearing Down the Barbed Wire

Nancy Webster and David Shirley

in A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park: How a Community Reclaimed and Transformed New York City's Waterfront

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171229
eISBN:
9780231542944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171229.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Describes an intensive period of planning and construction – and the beginning of an equally intensive period of controversy and public debate. The introduction of new financial strategies, reports ... More


Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

David Farber

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

John Raskob is not a name that looms large but his greatest building casts a shadow on the people of New York every day. Financier of the Empire State Building, Raskob was a self-made businessman who ... More


Edifice Complex?: The Cause of the 1920s Building Boom

Jason M. Barr

in Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199344369
eISBN:
9780190231736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344369.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The skyscraper boom of the Roaring Twenties has not been subjected to much rigorous study. What caused it? There are two conventional stories: The ego story and the financing story. The ego story ... More


Higher and Lower at the Same Time

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes John's entry into the skyscraper business, particularly his decision to build the Empire State Building. The Empire State Building was announced to the world on August 29, ... More


The Distant Shore

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes John Raskob's activities in his later years. He continued to manage calmly the economic travails that the Empire State Building put him through into the early 1940s, and ... More


Introduction

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides a biographical sketch of John Jakob Raskob, who embodied the American Dream of his day. Starting as a $5 a week stenographer at Holly Pump and Machine Shops, he ... More


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