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✉ Free High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing download sites ͧ PDF Author Ben Austen ᾩ ✉ Free High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing download sites ͧ PDF Author Ben Austen ᾩ Ben Austens High Risers is not merely the definitive history of the life and death of Americas most iconic housing project, but a clear eyed assessment of what happened to public housing as a national ideal and why it happened David Simon, creator of The Wire Austen writes with a lyrical, poetic affection for the four main characters Here we see there are as many Cabrini Green origin stories as there were people living in Cabrini Green To merely stereotype is to willfully ignore each residents humanity Austen deftly tells the stories of Wilson, Fleming, Cannon and another woman, Annie Ricks, without distance, bringing readers intimately into their lives It is compelling writing, sure to separate Austens work from other, anthropological examinations of Cabrini Green Chicago Tribune Ben Austen has emerged over the last five years as one of the most serious and thoughtful new American reporters He writes with a deceptively smooth and borderline conversational style that keeps pages turning, but he has something rarer, too the patience to keep with a subject until it yields up unfamiliar questions This book was years in the making and in some way Austens whole life in the making In it a neighborhood becomes a character, a protagonist, but the character has inside it real human beings Austen convinced me that my understanding of what goes on inside the projects had been about as deep as a cop show We need books like this from him John Jeremiah Sullivan, author of Pulphead Austen ties the history of Cabrini Green to broad economic, political, and social trends that played a pivotal role in the creation and undoing not only of Cabrini Green, but also of much of Americas public housing presenting the history of Cabrini Green in such a way that invites subtle questions with no easy answers The high rises are gone and, in time, the high risers will go with them But the lessons of Cabrini Green still weigh on us all South Side Weekly Provides many powerful insightsA weighty and robust history of a people disappeared from their own community Kirkus High Risers is a finely crafted biography of an urban community Library Journal Advance Review.a local history of profound national relevance Austens fascinating narrative demands much consideration Booklist starred reviewJoining the ranks of Evicted, The Warmth of Other Sons, and classic works of literary non fiction by Alex Kotlowitz and J Anthony Lukas, High Risers braids personal narratives, city politics, and national history to tell the timely and epic story of Chicagos Cabrini Green, Americas most iconic public housing project.Built in the 1940s atop an infamous Italian slum, Cabrini Green grew to twenty three towers and a population of 20,000all of it packed onto just seventy acres a few blocks from Chicagos ritzy Gold Coast Cabrini Green became synonymous with crime, squalor, and the failure of government For the many who lived there, it was also a much needed resourceit was home By 2011, every high rise had been razed, the island of black poverty engulfed by the white affluence around it, the families dispersed.In this novelistic and eye opening narrative, Ben Austen tells the story of Americas public housing experiment and the changing fortunes of American cities It is an account told movingly though the lives of residents who struggled to make a home for their families as powerful forces converged to accelerate the housing complexs demise Beautifully written, rich in detail, and full of moving portraits, High Risers is a sweeping exploration of race, class, popular culture, and politics in modern America that brilliantly considers what went wrong in our nations effort to provide affordable housing to the poorand what we can learn from those mistakes. Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars The Journal Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list new books that may be interest our readers included are on wide variety subjects and present many different points view opinions expressed these do not necessarily reflect the views Browse By Author A Project Gutenberg free ebooks online Did you know can help us produce by proof reading just one page day Go Distributed Proofreaders Miss Jane Austen s Guide Modern Life Rebecca Smith is great niece author nonfiction guide, Dilemmas, which being released simultaneously US UK She also three novels from Bloomsbury Bluebird Caf Happy Birthday All That Bit Earth High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing

 

    • High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing
    • 4.3
    • 584
    • Format Kindle
    • 393 pages
    • Ben Austen
    • Anglais
    • 02 May 2017

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