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Why the Garden Club Couldn't Save Youngstown

The Transformation of the Rust Belt

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$42.00 • £33.95 • €38.00

ISBN 9780674031760

Publication Date: 01/31/2009


224 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

16 line illustrations, 20 tables


  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Empirical Puzzle: The Post-Industrial Divergence of Allentown and Youngstown
  • 3. Historical Antecedents: The Emergence and Divergence of Regional Social Structures, 1743–1945
  • 4. Two Critical Choices: Invoking Social Structure in Crises
  • 5. How Allentown Got Its Groove Back: Rebuilding Social Infrastructure in the Wake of Economic Crisis
  • 6. Conclusions and Implications
  • Appendix A: List of Interviewees
  • Appendix B: Chronology of Major Economic and Social Events, 1743–2003
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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