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Review of: Making a Better World: Public Housing, the Red Scare, and the Direction of Modern Los Angeles, by Don Parson
American Historical Review (2007)
  • Kevin Allen Leonard, Western Washington University
Abstract

In the early 1980s, when few historian seemed interested in public housing, independent scholar Don Parson began publishing articles about the history of public housing in Los Angeles. The policy debates about housing in the 1990s and the subsequent demolition of public housing in many cities seem to have piqued historians' interest. Since the mid-1990s many other scholars have joined Parson in exploring this topic. The book under review expands upon Parson's earlier research and makes his interpretation more accessible to a new generation of scholars.

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Publication Date
December, 2007
Publisher Statement
Published by: Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Historical Association Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40007190
Citation Information
Kevin Allen Leonard. "Review of: Making a Better World: Public Housing, the Red Scare, and the Direction of Modern Los Angeles, by Don Parson" American Historical Review Vol. 112 Iss. 5 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kevin_leonard/47/