The Gold Coast And The Slum: A Sociological Study Of Chicago's Near North Side

Paperback | July 15, 1983

byHarvey Warren Zorbaugh

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"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

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"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 o...

Harvey Warren Zorbaugh (1896-1965) was professor of educational sociology at New York University. He recieved his PhD at the University of Chicago under Robert E. Park. The Gold Coast and the Slum, a book based on his PhD thesis, became a classic work of sociology.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:310 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:July 15, 1983Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226989453

ISBN - 13:9780226989457

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Table of Contents

Table of Maps
Introduction, 1976
Introduction
Acknowledgment
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
Index