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Title Encyclopedia of American urban history / [editor] David Goldfield
Published Thousand Oaks [Calif.] : Sage Publications, [2007]
Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2011
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Summary We are an urban nation and have been so, officially at least, since the early twentieth century. But long before then, our cities played crucial roles in the economic and political development of the nation, as magnets for immigrants from here and abroad, and as centers of culture and innovation. They still do. Yet, the discipline that we call "Urban History" is really a phenomenon of post-World War II scholarship
Now, after a generation of pathbreaking scholarship that has reoriented and enlightened our perception of the American city, the Encyclopedia of American Urban History offer both a summary and an interpretation of the field. With contributions from leading academics in their fields, this authoritative resource offers an interdisciplinary approach by covering topics from economics, geography, anthropology, politics, and sociology
Notes "A Sage reference publication."
A - Z
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Cities and towns -- United States -- Growth -- History -- Encyclopedias.
Metropolitan areas -- United States -- History -- Encyclopedias.
Urbanization -- United States -- History -- Encyclopedias.
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Form Electronic book
Author Goldfield, David R., 1944-
ISBN 0761928847
Other Titles American urban history