The Evolution of American Urban Society / Edition 5

The Evolution of American Urban Society / Edition 5

by Howard Chudacoff, Judith Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130115819

ISBN-13: 9780130115812

Pub. Date: 07/06/1999

Publisher: Pearson

In over three centuries of growth and change, American cities have exerted forces that have been both centrifugal -- pulling people, resources, and interest toward them -- and centripetal -- sending out goods, services, and ideas. The story of how these forces evolved over time encompasses almost every aspect of American history. Always cognizant of change over time,…  See more details below

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In over three centuries of growth and change, American cities have exerted forces that have been both centrifugal -- pulling people, resources, and interest toward them -- and centripetal -- sending out goods, services, and ideas. The story of how these forces evolved over time encompasses almost every aspect of American history. Always cognizant of change over time, this book explores the ways that urban development influenced people's lives and on the ways people shaped the urban environment. A city is simultaneously a social, economic, and political entity, and Howard P. Chudacoff and Judith E. Smith have taken care to examine each of these dimensions of urban life. Their focus is on urban society: its institutions, its activities, and, especially, its people. In this, the Sixth Edition, Chudacoff and Smith pay particular attention to issues of race, ethnicity, gender, the built environment, regional differentials, and emerging cultural forms such as rock and rap music. New material has been added on the environmental impact of cities and suburbs and on the new racial and ethnic mix produced by the most recent immigration trends. In addition, the final chapter has been expanded to take into account issues relating to the presidential administration of George W. Bush and to the consequences of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130115812
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/06/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
337
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

1Urban America in the colonial age, 1600-17761
2Commercialization and urban expansion in the new nation, 1776-186037
3Life in the walking city, 1820-186063
4Industrialization and the transformation of urban space, 1850-192084
5Newcomers and the urban core, 1850-1920115
6City politics in the era of transformation152
7Refashioning the social and physical environment176
8Cities in an age of metropolitanism : the 1920s and 1930s203
9The politics of growth in the era of suburbanization, 1941-1974249
10The fate of the modern American city283

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