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Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America

Bryant Simon

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167535
eISBN:
9780199789016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167535.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

During the first half of the 20th century, Atlantic City was the nation's most popular middle-class resort — the home of the famed Boardwalk, the Miss America Pageant, and the board game Monopoly. By ... More


Narrating Decline and Erasing Race

Bryant Simon

in Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167535
eISBN:
9780199789016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167535.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

By the 1970s, Atlantic City had become almost a parody of the American Dream. The city's neighborhoods were now made up of cracked sidewalks, houses desperate for new paint, and storefronts ... More


A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion

Louis Parascandola

John Parascandola (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165730
eISBN:
9780231538190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165730.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This anthology focuses on the unique history and experience of Coney Island, a beloved fixture of the New York City landscape. It features a gallery of portraits by the world's finest poets, ... More


Measuring the recovery of weak market cities

Anne Power, Jörg Plöger, and Astrid Winkler

in Phoenix cities: The fall and rise of great industrial cities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426833
eISBN:
9781447302964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426833.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses the measurement of the recovery of the seven weak market cities featured in this volume. It explains that urban recovery is the progress of overcoming the problems associated ... More


Fanning the Embers: Branding Detroit as a Phoenix Rising

Rebecca J. Kinney

in Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit As America's Postindustrial Frontier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697564
eISBN:
9781452955162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697564.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The third chapter examines the story of Detroit’s rebirth through both a reliance on its storied past and the possibilities of the future through an examination of a wildly successful commercial ... More


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