HGIS Bibliography

Gordon, Colin.  Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008).

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Review by Margaret Garb in The Journal of American History 96 (2010): 1252-1253.

Table of Contents

List of Maps, Figures, and Tables


Introduction: Our House: The Twentieth Century at 4635 North Market Street

1. Local Politics, Local Power: Governing Greater St. Louis, 1940-2000

2. “The Steel Ring”: Race and Realty in Greater St. Louis

3. Patchwork Metropolis: Municipal Zoning in Greater St. Louis

4. Fighting Blight: Urban Renewal Policies and Programs, 1945-2000

5. City of Blight: The Limits of Urban Renewal in Greater St. Louis

Conclusion: Our House Revisited: The Twenty-First Century at 4635 North Market Street



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