Twentieth-Century American City Problem, Promise, and Reality

ISBN-10: 0801845513

ISBN-13: 9780801845512

Edition: 2nd 1993

Authors: Jon C. Teaford

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The second edition of this highly acclaimed book brings the story of urban America upto date through the early 1990s, with an analysis of recent attempts to revive aging central cities and a look at a new form of development known as technoburbs or edge cities.
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List price: $30.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 2/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Jon C. Teaford is professor of history at Purdue University and the author of numerous books on American urban history, including The Twentieth-Century American City: Problem, Promise, and Reality.

Editor's Foreword
Preface to the First Edition
Problem, Promise, and Reality
The Century Begins, 1900-1919
The Downtown
The Neighborhoods
Righting the Urban Wrongs
Promises Thwarted: The Twenties
The Failure of Moral Reform
The Failure of Political Reform
The Imperfect Mosaic
Automobiles and the Promise of Suburbia
An Interlude in Urban Development, 1930-1945
The Depression
The Federal Response
The Wartime City
Suburbia Triumphant, 1945-1964
Suburban Boom
Central-City Bust
Reviving the Central City
An Age of "Urban Crisis," 1964-1979
Rebellion and Crime
Washington's Response to Urban Crisis
The Fiscal Crisis
The New Ethnic Politics
Toward a New Metropolis, 1980 and Beyond
Renaissance or Bust
The Post-suburban Metropolis
The Fragmentation of the Metropolis
Bibliographical Essay
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