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Author Abbott, Carl, 1944-

Title How cities won the West : four centuries of urban change in western North America / Carl Abbott
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 347 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Histories of the American frontier
Histories of the American frontier.
Contents Introduction: All roads lead to Fresno -- Outposts of empires -- Building a West of cities, 1840-1940 -- Across the wide Mississippi -- The first Pacific century -- Inland empire cities -- Garden cities -- Smokestack frontiers -- Money in the air -- Cities of homes -- Water, power, progress -- The metropolitan West since 1940 -- Wars and rumors of war -- Progress and prejudice -- The politics of diversity -- Reshaping the metropolis -- Transnational urbanism -- The long arm of the metropolitan West -- Conclusion: Urban frontiers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-334) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cities and towns -- Canada, Western -- Growth.
Cities and towns -- Canada, Western -- History.
Cities and towns -- West (U.S.) -- Growth.
Cities and towns -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Metropolitan areas -- Canada, Western -- History.
Metropolitan areas -- West (U.S.) -- Growth.
West (U.S.) -- Economic conditions.
West (U.S.) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008017632
ISBN 0826333141 (electronic bk.)
9780826333148 (electronic bk.)