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The Resource Bulldozer : demolition and clearance of the postwar landscape, Francesca Russello Ammon

Bulldozer : demolition and clearance of the postwar landscape, Francesca Russello Ammon

Label
Bulldozer : demolition and clearance of the postwar landscape
Title
Bulldozer
Title remainder
demolition and clearance of the postwar landscape
Statement of responsibility
Francesca Russello Ammon
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although the decades following World War II stand out as an era of rapid growth and construction in the United States, those years were equally significant for large-scale destruction. In order to clear space for new suburban tract housing, an ambitious system of interstate highways, and extensive urban renewal development, wrecking companies demolished buildings while earthmoving contractors leveled land at an unprecedented pace and scale. In this pioneering history, Francesca Russello Ammon explores how postwar America came to equate this destruction with progress. The bulldozer functioned as both the means and the metaphor for this work. As the machine transformed from a wartime weapon into an instrument of postwar planning, it helped realize a landscape-altering "culture of clearance." In the hands of the military, planners, politicians, engineers, construction workers, and even children's book authors, the bulldozer became an American icon. Yet social and environmental injustices emerged as clearance projects continued unabated.This awareness spurred environmental, preservationist, and citizen participation efforts that have helped to slow, though not entirely stop, the momentum of the postwar bulldozer
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
629.225
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TA735
LC item number
.A45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Bulldozer : demolition and clearance of the postwar landscape, Francesca Russello Ammon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 383 pages
Isbn
9780300200683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Illustrated dust jacket. Black paper over boards; spine stamped in silver. Image from Library Special Collections' holdings on p. 15. Gift of the author, 2016.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)946546467
  • ucoclc946546467
Label
Bulldozer : demolition and clearance of the postwar landscape, Francesca Russello Ammon
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 383 pages
Isbn
9780300200683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Illustrated dust jacket. Black paper over boards; spine stamped in silver. Image from Library Special Collections' holdings on p. 15. Gift of the author, 2016.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)946546467
  • ucoclc946546467

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