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Author McDonald, John F., 1943- author.

Title Postwar urban America : demography, economics, and social policies / by John F. McDonald
Published New York : Routledge, 2015
©2015
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 393 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part I: Urban America in 1950; 1 Urban Areas of the North; The American Economy in 1950; Principles of Business Location in 1950; Urban Areas of the North: Population, Employment, and Earnings; New York; Chicago; Philadelphia and Detroit; Boston and Pittsburgh; St. Louis, Cleveland, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore; Five More Urban Areas; Indianapolis and Columbus; Housing and Housing Programs; Conclusion; 2 Urban Areas of the South before Air-Conditioning; Brief Historical Background; Urban Areas of the South in 1950
Housing in Southern Urban AreasConclusion; 3 Urban Areas of the West; San Francisco and Los Angeles; Other Western Urban Areas; Housing in the Western Urban Areas; Conclusion; 4 An American Dilemma in 1950; The American Dilemma; Black Americans in Urban Areas of the North: 1950; Black Americans in the Urban Areas of the South and West: 1950; Conclusion; Part II: Urban Growth and Prosperity: 1950-1970; 5 The Industrial North and the Great Migration; The Economic Boom after World War II; Baby Boom; Level of Education; Increased Incomes; New Consumer Products; Growth in the Northern Urban Areas
ManufacturingWholesale Trade Employment; Central City Employment; Employment in Cook County; Other Sectors; Employment Location in Metropolitan New York; Commuting in Detroit; Highways and Automobiles; Conclusion; 9 Signs of Trouble Ahead; Housing Segregation in the North; Housing Segregation in the South and West; Black Population Growth and Segregation in Chicago; Housing Prices and Home Ownership; The Poor Pay More; Employment Discrimination; Employment of Blacks in the North; Black Employment in the South and West; Statistical Analysis of Labor Force Participation
Public Housing and Urban RenewalConclusion; 10 July 1964 and August 1965; New York City, July 1964; Watts, August 1965; Conclusion; Part III: The Years of Urban Crisis; 11 The Great Society and the Urban Riots; The Great Society; The Urban Riots; Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago; Conclusion; 12 Urban Population and Employment Trends in the North; Major Urban Areas of the North; New York; Chicago; Philadelphia and Detroit; Boston and Pittsburgh; St. Louis, Cleveland, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore; Five More Urban Areas; Indianapolis and Columbus
Statistical Patterns of Urban GrowthConclusion; 6 The New South Takes Off; Major Urban Areas of the South: 1950-1970; Other Urban Areas of the South: 1950-1970; Conclusion; 7 Urban Growth in the West; Los Angeles and San Francisco; Four Other Urban Areas; Accounting for the Growth of Western Urban Areas; Statistical Analysis of Urban Growth in the South and West; Conclusion; 8 Suburbanization: 1950-1970; Suburban Population Growth in the North; Suburban Population Growth in the South and West; Causes of Suburbanization; Employment Location Patterns; Employment Location in Metropolitan Chicago
Summary This unique and inexpensive book provides a demographic and economic history of urban America over the last 65 years. The growth and decline of most northern cities is contrasted with the steady growth of western and southern cities. Various urban government policies are explored, including federal, state, and local policies. There is a chapter focusing on Detroit and its rapid decline toward bankruptcy and its recent strategies to slow recovery. The final two chapters speculate on what's next for urban America and gives suggestions for stimulating growth
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cities and towns -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Cities and towns -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Metropolitan areas -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Metropolitan areas -- United States -- History -- 21st century
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1951- -- Regional disparities
United States -- Population -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Population -- History -- 21st century
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315718715
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1317513827
9781315718712
9781317513810
9781317513827