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1 The Lost City: Discovering the Forgotten Virtues of Community in the Chicago of the 1950s Ehrenhalt, Alan
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1995 Basic Books. REMAINDER MARK at bottom edge. Very clean; never read. Shelfwear to jacket. 310pp, Index, Notes, B/W photos. Language: English. 'Ehrenhalt, executive editor of Governing magazine and author of The United States of Ambition (1991), explores what was gained and lost when the children of the 1950s rejected the social bargain that defined their parents' lives. He studies three communities: St. Nicholas of Tolentine parish in the Bungalow Belt on Chicago's Southwest Side; Bronzeville, the narrow South Side strip where segregation forced almost all African Americans to live; and Elmhurst, an older suburb west of the city facing the demands of new subdivisions. Different as these communities were, all three were communities: geographically defined, linked by street life and dozens of clubs and organizations, led by widely respected authority figures--including clergymen who cultivated congregants' moral convictions. Ehrenhalt maintains that 1950s adults accepted limited choice, restricted privacy, and sometimes overbearing authority in return for stable communities, jobs, relationships, clear rules, and trusted leaders: a trade-off the majority--though not those excluded from the bargain's payoffs--felt was fair. Their children rebelled against this bargain and are still searching for satisfactory anchors to replace community, authority, and sin. Challenging and provocative.'--Mary Carroll, Booklist. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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