Mapping Decline

Mapping Decline, illustrated with more than 75 full-color maps, traces the ways private real estate restrictions, local planning and zoning, federal housing policies, and urban renewal encouraged "white flight" and urban decline in St. Louis, Missouri.

Mapping Decline
St. Louis and the Fate of the American City

Colin Gordon

2008 | 304 pages | Cloth $59.95 | Paper $39.95
American History / Social Science / General
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Table of Contents

List of Maps, Figures, and Tables

Introduction. Our House: The Twentieth Century at 4635 North Market Street
Local Politics, Local Power: Governing Greater St. Louis, 1940-2000
"The Steel Ring": Race and Realty in Greater St. Louis
Patchwork Metropolis: Municipal Zoning in Greater St. Louis
Fighting Blight: Urban Renewal Policies and Programs, 1945-2000
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