The Resource The veering path of progress : politics, race, and consensus in the north St. Louis Mark Twain Expressway fight, 1950-1956, by Joshua D. Burbridge, (electronic resource)

The veering path of progress : politics, race, and consensus in the north St. Louis Mark Twain Expressway fight, 1950-1956, by Joshua D. Burbridge, (electronic resource)

Label
The veering path of progress : politics, race, and consensus in the north St. Louis Mark Twain Expressway fight, 1950-1956
Title
The veering path of progress
Title remainder
politics, race, and consensus in the north St. Louis Mark Twain Expressway fight, 1950-1956
Statement of responsibility
by Joshua D. Burbridge
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This thesis examines how a complicated mix of factors converged to influence the planning, proposal, protest, and final route of the Mark Twain Expressway through St. Louis's North Side in the 1950s. To proponents, the expressway symbolized the economic stabilization of the central business district, expansion of industry, and a brighter future for St. Louis at a time when white middle-class Americans were increasingly leaving the somewhat declining city for the suburbs. For opponents, the expressway represented yet another example of downtown leaders working to the detriment of their neighborhoods, and they fought to change its route vigorously. Of the many factors that influenced the debate, three played prominent roles. First, the historical fragmentation of the city put downtown and outlying areas at odds on nearly every political issue, especially civic projects. Second, implicit racism, often hidden by euphemisms such as "blight," was used to justify the need for expressway, while at the same time it intensified anti-expressway rhetoric expressed by people who feared the racial turnover of their particular North Side neighborhood. Third, a growing nationwide consensus that held economic growth, automobile usage, and homeownership in the high regard fueled the approval of the Mark Twain Expressway under the banner of progress. Expressway proponents, such as Mayor Raymond Tucker, shrewdly used that term to control the debate and neutralize the opposition coming from the North Side
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burbridge, Joshua D
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2009 .
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Flader, Susan
  • Pasley, Jeffrey L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
  • Interstate 70
  • Express highways
  • Mark Twain Expressway (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Target audience
specialized
Label
The veering path of progress : politics, race, and consensus in the north St. Louis Mark Twain Expressway fight, 1950-1956, by Joshua D. Burbridge, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 17, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Susan Flader and Dr. Jeffrey L. Pasley
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
535501844
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 257 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)535501844
Label
The veering path of progress : politics, race, and consensus in the north St. Louis Mark Twain Expressway fight, 1950-1956, by Joshua D. Burbridge, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 17, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Susan Flader and Dr. Jeffrey L. Pasley
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
535501844
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 257 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)535501844

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