The Evolution of American Urban Society

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 2014-07-07
  • Publisher: Taylor & Franci

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Traces the history of urban social relations and urban geography


The Evolution of American Urban History 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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Author Biography

Peter C. Baldwin is Professor of History at the University of Connecticut.  He is the author of two other books: In the Watches of the Night: Life in the Nocturnal City, 1820-1930 (Chicago: 2012), which traces the changing schedules of nocturnal activity in the urban Northeast and Midwest during the long century when cities became fully illuminated by gaslight and electricity; and Domesticating the Street: The Reform of Public Space in Hartford, 1850-1930 (Columbus: 1999), which explores civic reformers’ efforts to make the use of streets conform to values associated with the middle-class home. His essays have appeared in the Journal of Urban History, Journal of Social History, and Environmental History, among others. He is co-editor, with Howard Chudacoff, of  Major Problems in American Urban and Suburban History, 2nd ed. He is currently working on a micro-history of religion and sexuality in the mid-nineteenth century, focusing on the diaries of a Massachusetts-born educator.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Urban America in the Colonial Age, 1500—1776

Chapter 2. Urban Expansion in the New Nation, 1776-1860

Chapter 3. Life in the Walking City, 1820—1865

Chapter 4. Industrialization and the Changing Shape of the City, 1865—1920

Chapter 5. Newcomers and the Urban Core, 1865—1920

Chapter 6. Bosses and Reformers in City Politics, 1870-1920

Chapter 7. Reforming the Social and Physical Environment, 1870-1920

Chapter 8. Cities in an Age of Metropolitanism:  The 1920s and 1930s

Chapter 9. The Emerging “Urban Crisis,” 1941—1975

Chapter 10.New Hope and New Concerns in the American City


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