Urban Masses and Moral Order in America, 1820-1920
Urban Masses and Moral Order in America, 1820-1920

Urban Masses and Moral Order in America, 1820-1920

by Paul S. BOYER, Paul S Boyer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674028623
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Paul Boyer, Merle Curti Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Table of Contents


Contents

PART ONE
The Jacksonian Era

1.
The Urban Threat Emerges: A Strategy Takes Shape


2.
The Tract Societies: Transmitting a Traditional Morality by Untraditional Means


3.
The Sunday School in the City: Patterned Order in a Disorderly Setting


4.
Urban Moral Reform in the Early Republic: Some Concluding Reflections



PART TWO
The Mid-Century Decades: Years of Frustration and Innovation

5.
Heightened Concern, Varied Responses


6.
Narrowing the Problem: Slum Dwellers and Street Urchins


7.
Young Men and the City: The Emergence of the YMCA



PART THREE
The Gilded Age: Urban Moral Control in a Turbulent Time

8.
“The Ragged Edge of Anarchy”: The Emotional Context of Urban Social Control in the Gilded Age


9.
American Protestantism and the Moral Challenge of the Industrial City


10.
Building Character among the Urban Poor: The Charity Organization Movement


11.
The Urban Moral Awakening of the 1890s


12.
The Two Faces of Urban Moral Reform in the 1890s



PART FOUR
The Progressives and the City: Common Concerns, Divergent Strategies

13.
Battling the Saloon and the Brothel: The Great Coercive Crusades


14.
One Last, Decisive Struggle: The Symbolic Component of the Great Coercive Crusades


15.
Positive Environmentalism: The Ideological Underpinnings


16.
Housing, Parks, and Playgrounds: Positive Environmentalism in Action


17.
The Civic Ideal and the Urban Moral Order


18.
The Civic Ideal Made Real: The Moral Vision of the Progressive City Planners


19.
Positive Environmentalism and the Urban Moral-Control Tradition: Contrasts and Continuities


20.
Getting Right with Gesellschaft: The Decay of the Urban Moral-Control Impulse in the 1920s and After



Notes


Index

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