As a city upon a hill : the town in American history / Page Smith.


1st ed.. New York : Knopf, [1966] .

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Other Title Town in American history
Subjects Cities and towns -- United States -- History.
Cities and towns.
City and town life -- United States.
City and town life.
Social conditions
Sociology, Urban -- United States.
Sociology, Urban.
Soziale Situation.
Stadt.
USA.
United States -- Social conditions.
United States.
Description xi, 332, xviii pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1966]
©1966
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-332) and index.
Summary Excepting the family and the church, the basic form of social organization experienced by the vast majority of Americans up to the early decades of the twentieth century was the small town. This book examines the small town in American history and culture.
Contents The convenanted community -- Types of towns -- The expansion of New England -- Religion in the town -- The economic life of the town -- Politics in the town -- Law and the lawyers -- Temperance -- Social life and social structure in the town -- The ideology of the town -- Small-town boy -- ... makes good -- The town in American literature.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)256260
(OCoLC)ocm00256260
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Smith, Page.
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