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Introduction: The Low Wards

Steven T. Moga

in Urban Lowlands: A History of Neighborhoods, Poverty, and Planning

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226710532
eISBN:
9780226710679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226710679.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Between 1870 and 1940 urban lowland neighborhoods could be found in many American cities. Newspaper journalists, elected officials, and urban experts frequently blamed residents for water and ... More


Urban Lowlands: A History of Neighborhoods, Poverty, and Planning

Steven T. Moga

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226710532
eISBN:
9780226710679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226710679.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Ideas of neighborhood and community animate the study of the American city. Urban Lowlands is a comparative history of four low-lying neighborhoods: Harlem Flats in New York City; Black Bottom in ... More


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