The Making of Urban America by Raymond A. MohlThe Making of Urban America by Raymond A. Mohl

The Making of Urban America

EditorRaymond A. Mohl

Paperback | June 1, 1997

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The process by which a group of small colonial settlements in an untamed wilderness grew into a highly industrialized and urbanized nation is one of the central and most important themes of American history. The updated Making of Urban America provides a superb collection of essays for students and teachers on the many facets of urban development through history. This detailed and well-researched study traces urban development from the preindustrial city to the twentieth-century city. With emphasis on the social, economic, political, commercial, and cultural aspects of urban history, these essays illustrate the growth and change that brought about modern-day urban life. In his extensive historiographical analysis of urban America, Professor Raymond Mohl introduces the reader to current literature and perspectives on urban history. Dynamic topics such as technology, immigration and ethnicity, suburbanization, sunbelt cities, urban political history, and planning and housing are examined. The Making of Urban America is the only reader available covering all of U.S. urban history and includes the most recent interpretive scholarship on the subject.
Title:The Making of Urban AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.95 inPublished:June 1, 1997Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0842026398

ISBN - 13:9780842026390

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Preindustrial CityChapter 1: The Social Evolution of Preindustrial American Cities, 1700-1820Chapter 2: Strumpets and Misogynists: Brothel "Riots" and the Transformation of Prostitution in Antebellum New York CityChapter 3: The Enemy Within: Some Effects of Foreign Immigrants on Antebellum Southern CitiesChapter 4: The American Parade: Representations of the Nineteenth-Century Social OrderPart II: The Industrial CityChapter 5: The Centrality of the Horse in the Nineteenth-Century American CityChapter 6: Underworlds and Underdogs: Big Tim Sullivan and Metropolitan Politics in New York, 1889-1913Chapter 7: The "Poor Man's Friend": Saloonkeepers, Workers, and the Code of Reciprocity in U.S. Barrooms, 1870-1920Chapter 8: Leisure and LaborChapter 9: Chicago's 1919 Race Riot: Ethnicity, Class, and Urban ViolencePart III: The Twentieth-Century CityChapter 10: Music and Mass Culture in Mexican-American Los AngelesChapter 11: The New Deal in DallasChapter 12: Harold and Dutch: A Comparative Look at Chicago's and New Orlean's First Black MayorsChapter 13: Blacks and Hispanics in Multicultural America: A Miami Case StudyChapter 14: Bold New City or Built-up 'Burb? Redefining Contemporary SuburbiaPart IV: The Historiography of Urban AmericaChapter 15: New Perspectives on American Urban History

From Our Editors

This second edition is designed to introduce students of urban history to recent interpretive literature in this field. Its goal is to provide a coherent framework for understanding the pattern of American urbanization, while at the same time offering specific examples of the work of historians in the field.

Editorial Reviews

Highly recommended for any involved in urban studies programs at the college level.