Evolution of American Urban Society

ISBN-10: 0136015719
ISBN-13: 9780136015710
Edition: 7th 2010
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Book details

List price: $111.80
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/20/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

A comprehensive survey of the dynamics of American urbanization from the sixteenth century to the present. The authors blend historical perspectives on society, economics, politics, and policy, while focusing on the ways in which diverse peoples have inhabited and interacted in cities. The book tackles ethnic and racial minority issues, offers multiple perspectives on women, and highlights urbanization's constantly shifting nature.

Preface
Urban America in the Colonial age, 1500-1776
Urban Beginnings
Problems of Growth
The Social Mosaic
Cities in the American Revolution
Bibliography
Notes
Urban Expansion in the New Nation, 1776-1860
Cities in the New Republic
Revolution in Transportation and the Economy
Boosterism
Beginning of Urban Industrialism
Societal Effects of Economic Change
Problems of Growth
Bibliography
Notes
Life in the Walking City, 1820-1865
The Walking City
Social Complexity and Contested Terrain
Immigrants
Rootless Men and Women
Urban Politics
Cities and the Civil War
Bibliography
Notes
Industrialization and the Changing Space of the City, 1865-1920
The Quickening pace of Industrialization
The Growth of Mass transit
The Geography of the Streetcar City
The Geography of Leisure: Parks and Commercial Amusements
Population Mobility
Bibliography
Notes
Newcomers and the Urban Core, 1865-1920
Waves of Immigration
Rural Americans Move to the City
Housing and Health
Coping With inner-City Life
Patterns of Social Mobility
Bibliography
Notes
Bosses and reformers in City Politics, 1870-1920
Origins of the Machine
Structure and Functions of the Machine
Some Notable Cases
City Governance and Municipal Reform
Goals and Tactics of Municipal Reform
Bibliography
Reforming the Social and Physical Environment, 1870-1920
Impulses of Social Reform
Remedies of Social Reform
Planning and Engineering the City
Reform Becomes Progressivism
The rise of Urban Liberalism
Bibliography
Notes
Cities in an Age of Metropolitanism: The 1920s and 1930s
New Urban Growth
Suburbanization and Metropolitanism
Cities and Consumer Culture
Cities as a Cultural Battleground
Urban Politics in the 1920s
The Great depression
Political and social Life in the 1930s
Bibliography
Notes
The Emerging "Urban Crisis," 1941-1975
The Impact of World War II on Cities
Postwar Suburban Growth
Racial Transition in Urban Neighborhoods
Urban Renewal and its Consequences
Currents of Protest
Changes in Urban Politics
Bibliography
Notes
New Hope and New Concerns in the American City
Deindustrialization and Financial Crisis
The Decline of Federal Urban Policy
Dual Cities: Rich and Poor in a Changing Economy
Privatization, Gambling, and Tourism
The federal Government and the Cities in the 1990s and 2000s
Revitalization and Gentrification
Immigration and Diversity
Changing Suburbs
The Disasters in New York and New Orleans
Bibliography
Notes
Photo Credits
Index

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