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Towns In Mind: Urban Plans, Political Culture, And Empire In The Colonial Chesapeake, 1607--1722, Paul Philip Musselwhite Jan 2011

Towns In Mind: Urban Plans, Political Culture, And Empire In The Colonial Chesapeake, 1607--1722, Paul Philip Musselwhite

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This dissertation charts the contested political and cultural meaning of urbanization in the emerging plantation societies of Virginia and Maryland. Scholars have long asserted that Chesapeake planters' desire for lucre led them to patent huge tracts of land, disperse across the landscape, and completely dismiss urban development. However, through 17 pieces of legislation, colonists, governors, and London administrators actually encouraged towns in the Chesapeake through the seventeenth century. Despite the environmental and agricultural constraints of tidewater tobacco, both colonies wrestled with a perceived need for towns, which consistently appeared to represent the best means to engineer the region's political ...


"More Than Shelter": Community, Identity, And Spatial Politics In San Francisco Public Housing, 1938--2000, Amy L. Howard Jan 2005

"More Than Shelter": Community, Identity, And Spatial Politics In San Francisco Public Housing, 1938--2000, Amy L. Howard

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During the second half of the twentieth century, scholars and journalists documented the failures of the public housing program in the United States with a range of studies focusing on the Midwest and East. Problems such as displacement, criminal activity, high vacancy rates, racial segregation, and the isolation of tenants informed critiques of federally-subsidized housing for low-income families. These aspects contributed to the national image of "the projects" as high-rise ghettos, populated primarily by African Americans, and located in run-down areas. Public housing with its position at the crossroads of national, state, and local politics and policies as well as ...


New Deal Housing On The Virginia Peninsula: Challenging Jim Crow Paternalism At Swantown And Aberdeen Gardens, Frederick James Carroll Jan 2004

New Deal Housing On The Virginia Peninsula: Challenging Jim Crow Paternalism At Swantown And Aberdeen Gardens, Frederick James Carroll

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Forts Of The Chieftains: A Study Of Vernacular, Classical, And Renaissance Influence On Defensible Town And Villa Plans In 17th-Century Virginia, Charles Thomas Hodges Jan 2003

Forts Of The Chieftains: A Study Of Vernacular, Classical, And Renaissance Influence On Defensible Town And Villa Plans In 17th-Century Virginia, Charles Thomas Hodges

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Town Planning And Architecture On Eighteenth Century St Eustatius, Dana Elizabeth Triplett Jan 1995

Town Planning And Architecture On Eighteenth Century St Eustatius, Dana Elizabeth Triplett

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The Planning And Development Of Two Moravian Congregation Towns: Salem, North Carolina And Gracehill, Northern Ireland, Christopher E. Hendricks Jan 1987

The Planning And Development Of Two Moravian Congregation Towns: Salem, North Carolina And Gracehill, Northern Ireland, Christopher E. Hendricks

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