Believing in Cleveland: Managing Decline in

Believing in Cleveland: Managing Decline in "The Best Location in the Nation"

by J. Mark Souther


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439913734
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 11/03/2017
Series: Urban Life, Landscape and Policy Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 829,495
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

J. Mark Souther is Professor of History at Cleveland State University and the author of New Orleans on Parade: Tourism and the Transformation of the Crescent City.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Rewinding Cleveland's Mainspring: Downtown Renewal, Urban Image, and the Metropolitan Future 17

2 City on Schedule: Fighting Blight to Save Cleveland's Cultural Heart 45

3 Greater Cleveland Growthland: Industrial Flight and Boosterism in "The Best Location in the Nation" 71

4 Believe in Cleveland: Carl B. Stokes and the Struggle to Redeem the City 93

5 "Color, Pizzazz, Magnetism, Lift": The Struggle to Enliven Downtown Cleveland in the 1970s 121

6 The "Ohio City Renaissance": The Contested Comeback on Cleveland's Near West Side 147

7 The Best Things in Life Are Here: Rebranding "The Best Location in the Nation" 169

Epilogue: Believeland 197

Acknowledgments 205

Notes 207

Bibliography 249

Index 259

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