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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