Housing the North American City

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Aug 6, 1991 - Architecture - 608 pages
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Doucet and Weaver begin this empirical, analytical, and narrative study with an analysis of the evolution of land development as an enterprise and continue with an examination of house design and construction practices, the development of the apartment building, and an account of class and age as they relate to housing tenure. They also relate developments in Hamilton to the current state of urban historiography, using their case study to resolve discrepancies and contradictions in the literature.
 

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Contents

City Building and Shelter History
3
The Era of Individualism
20
The Era of Corporate Involvement 18801945
77
The Era of State Intervention
127
North American Property Ownership as a Cultural Phenomenon 1820s1980s
163
Illustrations
200
The Era of the Common Man 1870s1980s
201
Mortgages as Artifacts of Law Business and the Interventionist State 1790s1980s
243
7 The Social Contours of Home Ownership in a MiddleRank North American City 18561981
305
Landlords and Tenants 1830s1960s
343
A Survey and Case Study 1900s1980s
388
10 Housing Quality and Urban Environments 1830s1980s
420
Appendixes
471
Notes
479
Index
567
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