The Gold Coast and the Slum

A Sociological Study of Chicago's Near North Side

Harvey Warren Zorbaugh

The Gold Coast and the Slum
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Harvey Warren Zorbaugh

With an Introduction by Howard P.Chudacoff
310 pages | 15 maps. | 6 x 9 | © 1929, 1976
Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780226989457 Published July 1983
"This is a book about Chicago. It is also, and for that very reason, a book about every other American city which has lived long enough and grown large enough to experience the transformation of neighborhoods and the contact of cultures and the tension between different types of individual and community behavior. . . . Here is a type of sociological investigation which is equally marked by human interest and scientific method."—Christian Century
Table of Maps
Introduction, 1976
I. The Shadow of the Skyscraper
II. An Area in Transition
III. The Gold Coast
IV. The World of Furnished Rooms
V. Towertown
VI. The Rialto of the Half-World
VII. The Slum
VIII. Little Hell
IX. Community Institutions and the Social Agency
X. The Lower North Community Council
XI. The City and the Community
XII. Reform, Realism, and City Life
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