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High Rise Stories

Annotation
In the gripping first-person accounts ofHigh Rise Stories, former residents of Chicago's iconic public housing projects describe life in the now-demolished high-rises. These stories of community, displacement, and poverty in the wake of gentrification give voice to those who have long been ignored, but whose hopes and struggles exist firmly at the heart of our national identity.


GenreNonFiction
Historical
Sociological
TopicsPublic housing
Poverty
Community life
Drug abuse
Gang violence
Law enforcement
Human geography
Sociology
SettingChicago, Illinois
Poor neighborhood
Urban