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“Saving America’s Cities” Wins Bancroft Prize


Lizabeth Cohen’s book Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age, the basis for an article by Tom Seessel in the current newsletter of The LAFF Society, has been awarded the Bancroft Prize for works of history.
The book was cited as “a nuanced view of federally-funded urban redevelopment and of one of its major practitioners that goes beyond the simplicity of good and bad, heroes and villains”.  
The prize was established in 1948 by the trustees of Columbia University with a bequest from the historian Frederic Bancroft and is awarded to books for their “scope, significance, depth of research and richness of interpretation”.



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