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020    9781250134783|q(electronic bk.) 
020    1250134781|q(electronic bk.) 
035    (OCoLC)1150885278 
037    D13982A8-DD56-4239-8AF6-07C926188139|bOverDrive, Inc.
040    TEFOD|beng|erda|epn|cTEFOD 
049    BKLA 
082 04 388.1|223 
099    eBOOK 
100 1  Mask, Deirdre,|eauthor. 
245 14 The address book :|bwhat street addresses reveal about 
       identity, race, wealth, and power /|cDeirdre Mask. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bSt. Martin's Press,|c2020. 
300    1 online resource. 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Introduction: Why do street addresses matter? -- Kolkata :
       how can street addresses transform the slums? -- Haiti : 
       could street addresses stop an epidemic? -- Rome : how did
       the ancient Romans navigate? -- London : where do street 
       names come from? -- Vienna : what can house numbers teach 
       us about power? -- Philadelphia : why do Americans love 
       numbered streets? -- Korea and Japan : must streets be 
       named? -- Iran : why do street names follow revolutions? -
       - Berlin : what do Nazi street names tell us about 
       Vergangenheitsbewältigung? -- Hollywood, Florida : why 
       can't Americans stop arguing about Confederate street 
       names? -- St. Louis : what do Martin Luther King Jr. 
       Streets reveal about race in America? -- South Africa : 
       who belongs on South Africa's street signs? -- Manhattan :
       how much is a street name worth? -- Homelessness : how do 
       you live without an address? -- Conclusion: The future : 
       are street addresses doomed? 
520    "An exuberant work of popular history: the story of how 
       streets got their names and houses their numbers, and why 
       something as seemingly mundane as an address can save 
       lives or enforce power. When most people think about 
       street addresses, if they think of them at all, it is in 
       their capacity to ensure that the postman can deliver mail
       or a traveler won't get lost. But street addresses were 
       not invented to help you find your way; they were created 
       to find you. Addresses arose out of a grand Enlightenment 
       project to name and number the streets, but they are also 
       a way for people to be identified and tracked by those in 
       power. As Deirdre Mask explains, the practice of numbering
       houses was popularized in eighteenth-century Vienna by 
       Maria Theresa, leader of the Hapsburg Empire, to tax her 
       subjects and draft them into her military. In many parts 
       of the world, your address can reveal your race and class,
       causing them to be a shorthand for snobbery or 
       discrimination. In this wide-ranging and remarkable book, 
       Mask looks at the fate of streets named after Martin 
       Luther King, Jr., the wayfinding means of ancient Romans, 
       how Nazis haunt the streets of modern Germany, and why 
       numbered streets dominate in America but not in Europe. 
       The flipside of having an address is not having one, and 
       we see what that means for millions of people today, 
       including those who live in the slums of Kolkata, on the 
       streets of London, or in post-earthquake Haiti. Filled 
       with fascinating people and histories, The Address Book 
       illuminates the complex and sometimes hidden stories 
       behind street names and their power to name,to hide, to 
       decide who counts, who doesn't-and why"--|cProvided by 
588 0  Print version record. 
650  0 Street addresses|xSocial aspects. 
650  0 Street names|xSocial aspects. 
650  7 HISTORY / Modern / General.|2bisacsh 
650  7 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Demography.|2bisacsh 
650  7 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes & Economic Disparity.
655  4 Electronic books. 
710 2  OverDrive, Inc.,|edistributor. 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aMask, Deirdre.|tAddress book.|bFirst 
       edition.|dNew York : St. Martin's Press, 2020
       |z9781250134769|w(DLC)  2019048694|w(OCoLC)1135094596 
856 40 |uhttp://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=89&titleId=4754197
       |zAn electronic book accessible online 
947    OCLC 
948    MARS 
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