The urban wilderness;: A history of the American city

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Sam Bass Warner, Jr., examines the historical roots of the major economic and social problems facing the U.S. in the 1990s. He documents the efforts, both failed and successful, to provide for basic human needs in the urban context, especially for decent housing and health care. For this edition, Warner provides a new preface and Charles Tilly a new foreword.

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"Warner is in some ways almost unique among urban historians in the ways in which he has linked visual and cultural representations with socioeconomic analysis. The strength of The Urban Wilderness is its scope and reach and the author's willingness to take risks intellectually. This book is a work of passion and engagement."—Margaret Marsh, author of Suburban Lives

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