Table of contents for Downtown America : a history of the place and the people who made it / Alison Isenberg.

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List of Illustrations
Beyond Decline:
Assessing the Values of Urban Commercial Life in the Twentieth Century
Chapter 1
City Beautiful or Beautiful Mess?
The Gendered Origins of a Civic Ideal
Chapter 2
Fixing an Image of Commercial Dignity:
Postcards and the Business of Planning Main Street
Chapter 3
"Mrs. Consumer," "Mrs. Brown America," and "Mr. Chain Store Man":
Economic Woman and the Laws of Retail
Chapter 4
Main Street's Interior Frontier:
Innovation amid Depression and War
Chapter 5
"The Demolition of Our Outworn Past":
Suburban Shoppers and the Logic of Urban Renewal
Chapter 6
The Hollow Prize?
Black Buyers, Racial Violence, and the Riot Renaissance
Chapter 7
Animated by Nostalgia:
Preservation and Vacancy since the 1970s
"The Lights Are Much Brighter There"
List of Archival Collections

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Cities and towns United States History, Central business districts United States History, City and town life United States History, Community life United States History, Inner cities United States History, Urban renewal United States History, City planning United States History