Snowbelt Cities

Snowbelt Cities : Metropolitan Politics in the Northeast and Midwest Since World War II

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"A major contribution to the literature on changing US regionalism, the volume is handsomely produced and thoroughly documented." -Choice "...useful and well researched..." -American Politics Review "This is an excellent book for use in the course on comparative urban development...It is a book that should be read by any urbanist who believes that a historical orientation is the best prelude for understanding the future of urban development into the 21st century." -Urban Studies Specialists in urban history and urban affairs join forces to compare the recent political histories of twelve major northeastern and midwestern cities. These excellent essays delineate intricate patterns of political competition among leaders of competing groups, who generally agree on a pro-business, pro-growth agenda, as in the Sunbelt. The realtive power of nonbusiness groups, however, sets these northern cities apart from those of the Sunbelt and has formed the basis of the Snowbelt's postwar more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 154.94 x 238.76 x 22.86mm | 589.67g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253311772
  • 9780253311771

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I. Introduction Snowbelt Politics Richard M. Bernard II. Baltimore Southern Culture and a Northern Economy Joseph L. Arnold III. Boston Back to the Politics of the Future Mark I. Gelfand IV. Chicago The Cook County Democratic Organization and the Dilemma of Race, 1931-1987 Arnold R. Hirsch V. Cincinnati The New Urban Politics: Planning and Development in Cincinnati, 1954-1988 Zane L. Miller and Bruce Tucker VI. Cleveland The Struggle for Stability Thomas. F. Campbell VII. Indianapolis Silver Buckle on the Rust Belt Robert G. Barrows VIII. A City in the Middle John Clayton Thomas IX. Milwaukee The Death and Life of a Midwester Metropolis Richard M. Bernard X. New York A Tale of Two Cities Daniel J. Walkowitz XI. Philadelphia The Private City in the Post-Industrial Era Carolyn Teich Adams XII. Pittsburgh Rebuiding a City: The Pittsburgh Model Michael P. Weber XIII. Washington The Black Majority: Race and Politics in the Nation's Capital Steven J. Diner APPENDIX TABLES CONTRIBUTORSshow more

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