Down and out by Joseph Hart
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Down and out
By Joseph Hart

Down and out

The Life and Death of Minneapolis's Skid Row

By (author) See other recent books by Joseph Hart See other recent books by Edwin C. Hirschoff
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $50.95
Your Price: $45.86 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.09! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.29 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Down and out by Joseph Hart

Book Description

Minneapolis's skid row, known as the Gateway district, was a lively area consisting of dozens of bars, flophouses, pawnshops, burlesque houses, charity missions, and office buildings that had aged past their prime. Encompassing some twenty-five blocks centering on the intersection of Hennepin, Washington, and Nicollet Avenues, the neighborhood was demolished between 1959 and 1963 as part of the first federally funded urban renewal project in America. Gathered here for the first time, Edwin C. Hirschoff's stark and moving images of the Gateway district's final days -- its streets, buildings, and parks, the rubble, smoke, and heavy equipment of its destruction -- eloquently capture its demise. Down and Out provides a unique historical perspective and the most extensive photographic record available of the Gateway demolition project.Joseph Hart's engaging and comprehensive essay complements Hirschoff's photographs by detailing the district's social and economic evolution and the political decision making that led to its destruction. Hart presents a popular history of Minneapolis's skid row and the people who lived there, migrant workers who learned that changes in the local economy could quickly degrade their status from valued laborer to societal menace (vagrant, tramp, or bum). By capturing the texture of life on skid row, Hart reveals the lost American culture of a bygone community.

Buy Down and out book by Joseph Hart from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780816640546
ISBN-10: 0816640548
Format: Paperback
(241mm x 242mm x 11mm)
Pages: 116
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Joseph Hart

On Sleep and Other Poems by Joseph Hart On Sleep and Other Poems, Paperback (June 2016)

"How soft the sounds that summon sleep, A single sense invoking That covers me as if I were Immersed in tender water. And everywhere I'm touched by sleep, A gentle hand caressing.

Che by Joseph Hart Che, Paperback (February 2004)

For this new anthology, Hart collects the best writing about the guerilla fighter Jean-Paul Sarte called "the most perfect man of our time."

» View all books by Joseph Hart


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Down and out book by Joseph Hart and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Joseph Hart close
On Sleep and Other Poems by Joseph Hart
On Sleep and Other Poems by Joseph Hart
Election Dance by Joseph Hart
Che by Joseph Hart
Recent books by Edwin C. Hirschoff close
Down and out by Edwin C. Hirschoff
» close