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Bulldozed: Eminent Domain and the American Lust for Land
     

Bulldozed: Eminent Domain and the American Lust for Land

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by Carla T. Main
 

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ISBN-10: 1594031932

ISBN-13: 9781594031939

Pub. Date: 10/25/2007

Publisher: Encounter Books


No domestic policy issue more angers or galvanizes the public than the controversy over eminent domain-the taking of private property for public use. The stakes in this always controversial procedure have been dramatically raised in recent years as eminent domain has been used to fund private development. As the notorious Kelo case in New London, CT demonstrated

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No domestic policy issue more angers or galvanizes the public than the controversy over eminent domain-the taking of private property for public use. The stakes in this always controversial procedure have been dramatically raised in recent years as eminent domain has been used to fund private development. As the notorious Kelo case in New London, CT demonstrated last year. The practice of using eminent domain to enrich municipalities is an incendiary issue. Veteran journalist, Carla Main, takes a hard look at this practice and delivers an incisive expose that is sure to be widely read and hotly debated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594031939
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Publication date:
10/25/2007
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
A Gleam in Freeport's Eye
The Fish House     15
The Mystery Fax     41
April Fools     67
On the River     83
The Lust for Land
Madison's Beef, Webster's Showdown     105
Blight, Beauty, Bounty     125
Kelo     147
The Kelo Backlash     171
Democracy, Freeport Style     195
Misery Loves Company     221
Tearing the Town in Two     237
Epilogue     267
Acknowledgments     277
Notes     279
Index     293

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Bulldozed: Eminent Domain and the American Lust for Land 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eminent domain is probably one of most polarizing subjects. It evokes feelings and emotions that are at the core of the American Dream--that of owning property. Carla Main's book takes an in depth look at the subject of eminent domain through the eyes of one family in Freeport, Texas fighting the system to keep their family business from falling prey to the wrecking ball. The book stands alone as a reflection of what can happen when government, politics and people run amok. Bulldozed is written in a style that combines history with current day events in a manner that forces you to keep turning the page to learn more about this fascinating aspect of 'Americana' at its worst. Bulldozed is a masterwork on a subject that for all time will be part of our value system and how it can work against us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ooh. Sexy. Hve you guys had sex yet?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*keeps her hand on his cheek*