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America's Urban History

By Lisa Krissoff Boehm, Steven Hunt Corey

Routledge – 2014 – 352 pages

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Description

America's Urban History serves as both a companion to the authors' previous anthology The American Urban Reader: History and Theory and a stand-alone text in American urban history. While the reader offered an anthology of the most important works in American urban history, and included some of the important primary sources, the text provides readers with a chronological and thematic narrative of the evolution of American urban history from Native American settlements, to the largest exurbs of today.

Written in an engaging, accessible style, the text also includes images, maps, graphs and illustrations, and through the inclusion of short, targeted bibliographies and a full companion website, America's Urban History will be the first stop for students seeking further information on the American urban experience.

Contents

Introduction: The Promise of the City on the Hill

Chapter One: Cahokia and the Long House: Native American Settlements

Chapter Two: Plant in Towns: European Settlement of the New World

Chapter Three: The Urban Frontier: A New Republic

Chapter Four: The Urban Cauldron: Problems and Progress

Chapter Five: The Urban Nation: Middeltown and Metropolis

Chapter Six: New Deal, New Cities

Chapter Seven: Postwar Metropolis: Cities, Suburbs, and Exurbs

Chapter Eight: The Urban Crisis: Riots, Fires, and White Flight

Chapter Nine: Revival and Renaissance: Cities Bounce Back

Chapter Ten: The Virtual City

Epilogue: The American Urban Prospect

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Description: By Lisa Krissoff Boehm, Steven Hunt Corey. America's Urban History serves as both a companion to the authors' previous anthology The American Urban Reader: History and Theory and a stand-alone text in American urban history. While the reader offered an anthology of the most...
Categories: American Urban History, Urban Studies, Urban History, Urban History, American History