The Evolution of American Urban Society

The Evolution of American Urban Society

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For undergraduate courses on Urban History, Urban Economics, Urban Sociology, Urban Planning, Social History, Urban Studies, and Urban Politics.Helping students understand the historical issues underlying the society in which they live, this absorbing text surveys the dynamics of American urbanization from the sixteenth century to the present, skillfully blending historical perspectives on society, economics, politics, and policy, and focusing on the ways in which diverse peoples have inhabited and interacted in cities. Examining opposing centripetal and centrifugal forces in urbanization, it tackles sensitive ethnic and racial minority issues, offers multiple perspectives on women, and highlights urbanization's constantly shifting nature-weaving insightful discussions throughout on adapting, and coping between people, the environment that they build, and the power structures that affect their lives.show more

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  • Paperback | 337 pages
  • 154.4 x 228.1 x 16.5mm | 535.25g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th edition
  • 0130115819
  • 9780130115812

Table of contents

1. Urban America in the Colonial Age, 1600-1776. 2. Commercialization and Urban Expansion in the New Nation, 1776-1860. 3. Life in the Walking City, 1820-1860. 4. Industrialization and the Transformation of Urban Space, 1850-1920. 5. Newcomers and the Urban Core, 1850-1920. 6. City Politics in the Era of Transformation. 7. Refashioning the Social and Physical Environment. 8. Cities in the Age of Metropolitanism, the 1920's and 1930s. 9. The Politics of Growth in the Era of Suburbanization, 1945-1974. 10. American Cities at the End of the Twentieth Century.show more

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