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date: 19 May 2024


The Oxford Companion to United States History
Clifford E. ClarkClifford E. Clark

Housing in America, from the earliest Native American homes to the present, has been shaped by a wide range of factors, including building traditions, techniques of construction, cost considerations, material availability, the homebuilder's skill, and class and ethnic differences. Not until the twentieth century did the two features of contemporary housing—government intervention in the form of building regulations, zoning requirements, and financing support; and the effective use of ... ...

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