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The Evolution of American Urban Society by Howard P. Chudacoff
  

The Evolution of American Urban Society

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The Evolution of American Urban Society by Howard P. Chudacoff

This interesting and informative book shows how different groups of urban residents with different social, economic, and political power cope with the urban environment, struggle to make a living, participate in communal institutions, and influence the direction of cities and urban life. An absorbing book, The Evolution of American Urban Society surveys the dynamics of American urbanization from the sixteenth century to the present, skilfully blending historical perspectives on society, economics, politics, and policy, and focusing on the ways in which diverse peoples have inhabited and interacted in cities. Key topics: Broad coverage includes: the Colonial Age, commercialization and urban expansion, life in the walking city, industrialization, newcomers, city politics, the social and physical environment, the 1920s and 1930s, the growth of suburbanization, and the future of modern cities. Market: An interesting and necessary read for anyone involved in urban sociology, including urban planners, city managers, and those in the urban political arena.

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Book Info

Publication date

25th August 2017

Author

Howard P. Chudacoff

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Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Hardback

Categories

Industrialisation & industrial history

ISBN

9781138474154

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