Major Problems in American Urban and Suburban History Documents and Essays

ISBN-10: 0618432760

ISBN-13: 9780618432769

Edition: 2nd 2005

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Description: This volume offers an examination of the nation's urban development and reflects the city's pivotal role in the unfolding of American history. The Second Edition has been significantly revised to include more than 75% new content and a greater emphasis on suburbanization and historically marginalized groups. Chapters included in this edition focus on the lower classes and class relations and conditions; the evolution of technology; race relations and redevelopment in the postwar era; and significant changes in urbanization. In order to address the current urban climate, the final chapter focuses on violence and the search for security in a post-September 11th America.

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List price: $119.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 5/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Peter C. Baldwin is professor of history at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of Domesticating the Street: The Reform of Public Space in Hartford, 1850-1930.

Interpreting Urban and Suburban History
From the History of the City to the History of the Urbanized Society
The Triumph of Burbopolis
The New Paradigms of Urban History
Colonial Seaports and Trading Posts, 16001770
Documents
Edward Johnson Tells How God and Trade Made New England Prosper, 1654
The Rev. Hugh Jones Describes Economic Life and Settlement in Early Maryland, 1699
Philadelphia, 1702
William Moraley, an Indentured Servant, Enjoys a Moment of Freedom in Philadelphia, 1729
A Record of Charleston's Exports, 17351736
Peter Kalm Considers Trade in 1740s New York
Elizabeth Sandwith, a Wealthy Young Philadelphian, Describes Her Work, 17581760
Auguste Chouteau Remembers the Founding of St. Louis, 1763
A Philadelphian Worries About Competition from Baltimore, 1767
Essays
The Web of Seaport Life, 16001700
Independent Women in Colonial
Constructing the House of Chouteau
The "Lower Sort" in Early American Cities, 17401825
Documents
Dr. Alexander Hamilton Interacts with His Peers and Social Inferiors in Philadelphia, 1744
Josiah Quincy, Jr., Laments Revolutionary Mob Action in Boston, 1765
A White Observer Deplores the Celebration of Pinkster in Albany, 1803
William Otter Brags About His Exploits as a Young Hoodlum in New York, 18061807
Estwick Evans Describes the Exotic but Immoral City of New Orleans, 1818
A Charleston African American Testifies
About His Involvement in the Denmark Vesey Conspiracy, 1822
Essays
Managing Social Conflict in Philadelphia's
Interracial Festivity and Power in Albany, New York
Economic Growth and Social Change, 18251860
Documents
David Johnson Recalls His Apprenticeship in Lynn, Massachusetts, ca. 1830
Harriet Martineau Visits Chicago in Its Infancy, 1836
A Rochester Workingman Debates an Employer, 1840
Mary Paul Writes Home About Her Lowell Textile-Mill Experience, 18451846
Benjamin Moore Norman Predicts a Glorious Future for New Orleans, 1845
Bayard Taylor Observes San Francisco During the Gold Rush, 1849
An Advertisement Promotes the "City of Nininger," Late 1850s
Essays
Booster Dreams
Industrialization in Newark
Dealing with Sickness and Sanitation, 18301900
Documents
John Pintard Writes to His Daughter Eliza About the Cholera Epidemic of 1832
Bill of Mortality for the City of Boston, 1835
A New Orleans Newspaper Warns That Filthy Streets Will Cause Disease, 1853
Dr. Ezra R. Pulling Reports Unhealthy Conditions Among New York's Poor, ca. 1860
B. E. Lloyd Sensationalizes Health Conditions in San Francisco's Chinatown, 1876
George E. Waring, Jr., Complains That Memphis Is Still Unsanitary, 1882
A City Street Before and After Sanitation Reform
Essays
The Necropolis of the South
White Fears and the Racialization of Disease in San Francisco
Class Relations in the Industrial Metropolis, 18501900
Documents
James W. Gerard Pleads for Better Police Protection in New York, 1853
Charles Loring Brace Boasts of His "Remedy for Juvenile Pauperism," 1872
Troops Fire on Rioters in Baltimore, 1877
Richard T. Ely Weighs the Benefits and Disadvantages of Life in a Company Town, 1885
Chicago Anarchists Call for Workers to Protest Police Brutality, 1886
Jacob Riis Warns of the Social Dangers Posed by Bad Housing, 1890
Jane Addams Explains the Need for Settlement Houses, 1892
Twenty-Five Largest American Cities, 1900 (map and population table)
Essays
Women, Children, and the Uses of the Streets
The Suburban Home as the Answer to Middle-Class Hopes and Fears
Great Migrations, 18701930
Documents
Immigrants Tell About Their Experiences in America, ca. 1900: The Story of a Lithuanian; The Story of a Polish Sweatshop Girl; The Story of an Italian Bootblack
Henry (Yoshitaka) Kiyama Depicts His First Job in San Francisco, ca. 1904
Immigrants in American Cities, 1910
Growth of Black Urban Communities, 19101930
Southern African Americans Discuss the Advantages of Moving to Northern Cities, 1917
Southern African Americans Tell Why They Came to Chicago, 1922
Essays
Immigrant Newcomers in Turn-of-the-Century Pittsburgh
Southern Blacks' Migration to Chicago in the Early Twentieth Century
Changing Technology and Urban Space, 18701930
Documents
William Gray Brooks Sees Boston Disrupted by a Horse Disease, 1872
Julian Ralph Marvels at the Electricity and Skyscrapers in High-Speed Chicago, 1892
New York Pedestrians Confront Reckless Drivers, 1902
Horses, Wagons, and Automobiles, St. Louis, 19021920
The Diary of a Hartford Motorist, 1911
John Ihlder, a City Planner, Considers the Effects of the Automobile, 1924
Essays
Uniting Commerce and Culture in the Early Skyscraper
Automobile Versus Pedestrian in Hartford
Bosses, Reformers, and Urban Professionals, 18701930
Documents
Richard Croker Defends Tammany Hall, 1892
James Bryce Deplores Boss Politics, 1895
Jane Addams Explains "Why the Ward Boss Rules," 1898
Martha A. B. Conine Tells How Denver Women Entered Local Politics, 1898
Big Tim Sullivan Hosts His Annual Picnic, 1903
Essays
The Rise of Big
A Reappraisal of Bosses and Reformers in City Government
Neighborhood and Community, 18801945
Documents
Dong Tong, a Chinese American, Confronts Racial Zoning in Baltimore, 1911
A Gay Professor Describes Gay Community Life in Denver and Other Cities, ca. 1910
Graham Romeyn Taylor Analyzes Community Building in Industrial Suburbs, 1915
J. C. Nichols, a Kansas City Developer, Touts the Community Features of Suburbs, 1924
Harvey Warren Zorbaugh Denies the Existence of Normal Community Life in a Furnished Room District of Chicago, 1929
An African American Neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, 1936
St. Clair Drake and Horace R. Cayton Celebrate the Vitality of Chicago's Bronzeville, 1945
Essays
Polish Settlement in West Hammond, Illinois, 18901911
Community Life in Chicago's Packingtown, 18941922
Leisure Time and Popular Culture, 18901945
Documents
Reformer Belle Israels Moskowitz Tells How Working Girls Want to Have Fun, 1909
Collier's Magazine Tells How City Children Adapted Baseball, 1911
The Rev. John J. Phelan Assesses Movies in Toledo, Ohio, 1919
Elisha Silva Describes Her Job in a Los Angeles Dance Hall, 1920s
Mexican Ballads Justify and Condemn Immigration, 1924
Bachelors Explain Why They Attend Taxi-Dance Halls, ca. 1930
Essays
The Institutional World of Urban Bachelors
Familiar Sounds of Change in Mexican Los Angeles
Race and Redevelopment, 19451975
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