Rent Wars and the History of Rent Control in New York

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Robert M. Fogelson tells the fascinating but little-known story of the battles between landlords and tenants in New York from 1917 through 1929. His book The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929traces the tumultuous history of rent control in New York from its inception to its expiration as it unfolded in New York, Albany, and Washington, D.C. Fogelson also explores the heated debates over landlord-tenant law, housing policy, and other issues that are as controversial today as they were a century ago.