Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-295) and index.
Creating "a little heaven for poor people": decent housing and respectable communities -- "A woman can understand": dissidence in 1940s' public housing -- Shifting landscapes in postwar Baltimore -- "When then came the change": the fight against disrepute -- "An awakening giant": the search for poor people's political power -- "Sunlight at early dawn": economic struggles, public housing and welfare rights.
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