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books about 1900 - 1920
Black Georgia in the Progressive Era, 1900-1920
University of Illinois Press, 1977
Library of Congress E185.93.G4D57 | Dewey Decimal 975.800496073
"This is the best treatment scholars
have of black life in a southern state at the beginning of the twentieth century."
-- Howard N. Rabinowitz,
Journal of American History
"The author shows clearly and forcefully
the ways in which this [white] system abused and controlled the black lower
caste in Georgia." -- Lester C. Lamon, American Historical Review.
"Dittmer has a faculty for lucid exposition of complicated subjects. This is
especially true of the sections on segregation, racial politics, disfranchisement,
woman's suffrage and prohitibion, the neo-slavery in agriculture, and the racial
violence whose threat and reality hung like a pall over all of Georgia throughout
the period." -- Donald L. Grant, Georgia Historical Quarterly.
Housing Design and Society in Amsterdam: Reconfiguring Urban Order and Identity, 1900-1920
University of Chicago Press, 1998
Library of Congress NA7555.N4S75 1998 | Dewey Decimal 363.596230949235
Winner of the 1999 Spiro Kostof Book Award from the Society of Architectural
During the early 1900s, Amsterdam developed an international reputation as an urban mecca when invigorating reforms gave rise to new residential neighborhoods encircling the city's dispirited nineteenth-century districts. This new housing, built primarily with government subsidy, not only was affordable but also met rigorous standards of urban planning and architectural design. Nancy Stieber explores the social and political developments that fostered this innovation in public housing.
Drawing on government records, professional journals, and polemical writings, Stieber examines how government supported large-scale housing projects, how architects like Berlage redefined their role as architects in service to society, and how the housing occupants were affected by public debates about working-class life, the cultural value of housing, and the role of art in society.
Stieber emphasizes the tensions involved in making architectural design a social practice while she demonstrates the success of this collective enterprise in bringing about effective social policy and aesthetic progress.
Panama Money In Barbados: 1900-1920
Bonham C. Richardson
University of Tennessee Press, 1986
Library of Congress HD8178.5.B37R53 1985 | Dewey Decimal 330.972981