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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


The Welfare System: Regulations and the Life of a Welfare Recipient

Ida Susser

in Norman Street: Poverty and Politics in an Urban Neighborhood, Updated Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195367317
eISBN:
9780199951192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367317.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the problems and attitudes which welfare regulations generated among clients. Bureaucratic delay, combined with stringent regulations, shaped the behavior of clients. Such ... More


The Movement and Level of Rents

W. E. VAUGHAN

in Landlords and Tenants in Mid-Victorian Ireland

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203568
eISBN:
9780191675867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203568.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The danger of a combination among the tenants and possibly a rent strike was obviously an obstacle to general increases over a whole estate. Sporadic increases, therefore, had at least the advantage ... More


Resistance to Landlordism

W. E. VAUGHAN

in Landlords and Tenants in Mid-Victorian Ireland

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203568
eISBN:
9780191675867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203568.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In Ireland, landlords were greatly outnumbered by tenants. It was unlikely that landlords could mobilize more than 20,000 able-bodied followers to confront well over half a million tenants. Not only ... More


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