The Making of Urban America / Edition 3

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Overview

The revised and updated third edition of The Making of Urban America includes seven new articles and a richly detailed historiographical essay that discusses the vast urban history literature added to the canon since the publication of the second edition. The authors’ extensively revised introductions and the fifteen reprinted articles trace urban development from the preindustrial city to the twentieth-century city. With emphasis on the social, economic, political, commercial, and cultural aspects of urban history, these essays illustrate the growth and change that created modern-day urban life. Dynamic topics such as technology, immigration and ethnicity, suburbanization, sunbelt cities, urban political history, and planning and housing are examined. The Making of Urban America is the only reader available that covers all of U.S. urban history and that also includes the most recent interpretive scholarship on the subject.
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Editorial Reviews

Carl Abbott
This new edition of The Making of Urban America highlights recent scholarship and shows the continued vitality of U.S. urban history. The methodological variety of the selections and the comprehensive bibliographic essay make the volume valuable to students and scholars alike.
David Goldfield
This thoroughly revised collection offers the broadest range of American urban historical research including both the essential classics and the best of the recent scholarship. It is an indispensable tool for urban history courses. The editors have written and selected wisely.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742552357
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/16/2011
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Raymond A. Mohl is professor of history at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Roger Biles is professor of history at Illinois State University.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Part I: The Preindustrial City
Chapter 1: The Social Evolution of Preindustrial American Cities, 1700–1820
Chapter 2: Slavery, Emancipation, and Class Formation in Colonial and Early National New York City
Chapter 3: The Enemy Within: Some Effects of Foreign Immigrants on Antebellum Southern Cities
Part II: The Industrial City
Chapter 4: Underworlds and Underdogs: Big Tim Sullivan and Metropolitan Politics in New York, 1889–1913
Chapter 5: The “Poor Man’s Friend”: Saloonkeepers, Workers, and the Code of Reciprocity in U.S. Barrooms, 1879–1920
Chapter 6: Leisure and Labor
Chapter 7: Chicago’s 1919 Race Riot: Ethnicity, Class, and Urban Violence
Chapter 8: Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers: From Industrial Infrastructure to Environmental Asset
Part III: The Twentieth-Century Metropolis
Chapter 9: The New Deal in Dallas
Chapter 10: Crabgrass-Roots Politics: Race, Rights, and the Reaction against Liberalism in the Urban North, 1840–1964
Chapter 11: Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight: Film Noir, Disneyland, and the Cold War (Sub)Urban Imaginary
Chapter 12: Planned Destruction: The Interstates and Central City Housing
Chapter 13: Harold and Dutch: A Comparative Look at the First Black Mayors of Chicago and New Orleans
Chapter 14: Latino Immigrants and the Politics of Space in Atlanta
Chapter 15: What Is an American City?
Part IV: The Historiography of Urban America
Chapter 16: New Perspectives on American Urban History
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