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Downtown America

a history of the place and the people who made it

by Alison Isenberg

  • 47 Want to read
  • 25 Currently reading

Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Cities and towns -- United States -- History.,
    • Central business districts -- United States -- History.,
    • City and town life -- United States -- History.,
    • Community life -- United States -- History.,
    • Inner cities -- United States -- History.,
    • Urban renewal -- United States -- History.,
    • City planning -- United States -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-419) and index.

      StatementAlison Isenberg.
      SeriesHistorical studies of urban America
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHT123 .I74 2004
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 441 p. :
      Number of Pages441
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3680389M
      ISBN 100226385078
      LC Control Number2003024058

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