Encyclopedia of American Urban History

Encyclopedia of American Urban History

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After a generation of pathbreaking scholarship that has reoriented and enlightened our perception of the American city, the two volumes of 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.Suburban life would be healthier and more convenient, they argued, removed from the crowds and filth of inner cities. ... were custom-built for the private automobile demonstrates that congestion is not necessarily an engineering or infrastructure problem. ... Starting in San Francisco in 1959, popular protest against the endless cycle of infrastructure and traffic resulted in freeway ... Fogleson, R. M. (2001).

Title:Encyclopedia of American Urban History
Author:David Goldfield
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2006-12-07


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