The Evolution of American Urban Society: CourseSmart eTextbook

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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, skillfully 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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For undergraduate courses on Urban History, Urban Economics, Urban Sociology, Urban Planning, Social History, Urban Studies, and Urban Politics. Helping students understand the historical issues underlying the society in which they live, this text surveys the dynamics of American urbanization from the sixteenth century to the present, the text blends historical perspectives on society, economics, politics, and policy, while focusing on the ways in which diverse peoples have inhabited and interacted in cities. It tackles ethnic and racial minority issues, offers multiple perspectives on women, and highlights urbanization's constantly shifting nature.

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This comprehensive, multidisciplinary overview of American urbanization focuses on urban history, sociology, planning, and public policy.

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