This item boardwalk of dreams atlantic city and the fate of urban america setup a giveaway item eligible to be a giveaway customers who viewed this item also viewed page 1 of 1 start over page 1 of 1 this shopping feature will continue to load items in order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to . During the first half of the twentieth century atlantic city was the nations most popular middle class resort the home of the famed boardwalk the miss america pageant and the board game monopoly by the late 1960s it had become a symbol of urban decay and blight compared by journalists to bombed out dresden and war torn beirut. Simons moving narrative of atlantic citys past points to the troubling fate of urban america and the nations cultural trajectory in the twentieth century with broad implications for those interested in urban studies sociology planning architecture and history. Boardwalk of dreams is a very insightful discussion of the fate of the atlantic city boardwalk from the early 1900s through the early 2000s simon focuses on the city landscape and its racial segregation over time. Boston university libraries services navigate linked data dashboard tools extras stats share social mail
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