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High Hopes The Rise and Decline of Buffalo, New York

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ISBN-10: 0873957350

ISBN-13: 9780873957359

Edition: N/A

Authors: Mark Goldman

List price: $33.95
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In 1901 Buffalo was the national symbol of the country's optimism, pride, and braggadocio. Toward the close of the century, it epitomizes the sense of economic and demographic crisis prevalent in American industrial cities.High Hopes analyzes and interprets the historical forces--external and internal-- that have shaped New York's second largest city. It examines the historical shifts that have served as a catalyst in Buffalo's growth, charting the city's evolution from a small frontier community through its development as a major commercial center and its emergence and eventual decline as a significant industrial metropolis. Mark Goldman looks at the detailed patterns of local daily life…    
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 6/30/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 334
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

The Pan American Exposition: World's Fair as Historical Metaphor
Ups and Downs During the Early Years of the Nineteenth Century
The Impact of Commerce and Manufacturing on Mid-Nineteenth Century Buffalo
Ethnics: Germans, Irish, and Blacks
Buffalo's WASPs Respond to Change
The Coming of Industry
The Response to Industrialization: Life and Labor, Values and Beliefs
The Changing Structure of the City: Neighborhoods and the Rise of Downtown
Ethnics and the Economy During World War I and the 1920s
Buffalo defaults: The City During the Depression and World War II
Paranoia: The Fear of Outsiders and Radicals During the 1950s and 1960s
Praying for a Miracle
Conclusion: The Rise and Decline of Buffalo, New York