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Covenants: Race and Housing in the 1940s

Jeffrey D. Gonda

in Unjust Deeds: The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625454
eISBN:
9781469625478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625454.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter one introduces the litigants in the covenant cases against the backdrop of the housing crisis that seized the nation during the 1940s. A widespread shortage of decent homes compounded the ... More


The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Robert M. Fogelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the fascinating but little-known story of the battles between landlords and tenants in the United State’s largest city, from 1917 through 1929. These conflicts were triggered by the ... More


Gender and Housing in Soviet Russia: Private Life in a Public Space

Lynne Attwood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081453
eISBN:
9781781701768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081453.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

An acute housing shortage was one of the defining features of Soviet life. This book explores the housing problem throughout the 70 years of Soviet history, looking at changing political ideology on ... More


Mr. and Mrs. Builder

Richard Harris

in Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226317663
eISBN:
9780226317687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317687.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By 1949, there had been a boom in owner-building across the United States, Canada, and Australia. Owners accounted for a third of all new houses and a quarter of all dwellings of any kind, which were ... More


Evolving agendas in rural housing

Madhu Satsangi, Nick Gallent, and Mark Bevan

in The rural housing question: Community and planning in Britain's countrysides

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423856
eISBN:
9781447303985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423856.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Early reviews are important for they reveal how concerns for rural housing, rural economies and rural communities have evolved over the last century. However, these concerns, traceable in a variety ... More


The Growth in Property Ownership by African Americans in Harlem

Kevin McGruder

in Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169141
eISBN:
9780231539258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169141.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the increased property ownership of blacks in Harlem. From 1910 to 1920 the African American residential presence in Harlem continued to grow, pushed both by the movement of ... More


The housing squeeze

in Extending Themselves: User Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235040
eISBN:
9781846313097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235040.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the following: the scale and nature of the housing shortage; housing adjustment theory; housing stress, shocks, and triggers; the choice between moving and improving; household ... More


Personal tales

Lynne Attwood

in Gender and Housing in Soviet Russia: Private Life in a Public Space

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081453
eISBN:
9781781701768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081453.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter draws on the memories of Soviet citizens themselves, presenting the results of a series of in-depth interviews with people who, between them, lived through the full range of Soviet ... More


Housing and urban renewal: the case of Germany

Jürgen Friedrichs, Rolf Müller, and Wendelin Strubelt

in Renewing Europe's housing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310129
eISBN:
9781447310143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310129.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The two post-war German states were founded in 1949. In the former Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), policy was dominated initially by the shortage of housing following the war. Population increase ... More


Introduction

in Black 1919: Riots, Racism and Resistance in Imperial Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312007
eISBN:
9781846315138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312007.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter investigates various themes that lay behind the port riots. These are the broader economic and social context of the riots, contested understandings of national identity and ... More


“Adventure … Begins at Home”

in Of War and Men: World War II in the Lives of Fathers and Their Families

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467429
eISBN:
9780226470023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470023.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the challenges faced by the veterans with the housing shortage in the U.S. in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It explains that during this period, the U.S. experienced a period ... More


A Zelig of the American Cultural Economy

Richard Harris

in Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226317663
eISBN:
9780226317687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317687.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The rise of the home improvement industry was made possible by the collective prosperity that brought more people into the middle class. Although most property owners had always tried to maintain ... More


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