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The urban wilderness; a history of the American city.

[1st ed.].. New York, Harper and Row [1972] .
ISBN 0060145315

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Subjects Cities and towns -- United States.
Cities and towns.
Sociaal-economische geschiedenis.
United States.
Villes -- EĢtats-Unis -- Histoire.
Description xvii, 303 pages illustrations 25 cm
Copyright Date [1972]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-290).
Also issued online.
Contents 1. Taking up the land. Tradition as determinant: New England folk planning, the weight of English custom, resistance to change ; Saving yesterday's property: management of land, zoning, city planning, and interstate highways -- 2. Building a nation of cities. The engine of private enterprise: New York 1820-70 commerce, canals, and sweatshops ; The segregated city: Chicago 1870-1920 factories, railroads, and skyscrapers ; The new freedom: Los Angeles 1920- bureaucracy, racism, and automobiles -- 3. The past in the present. The inheritance of the neighborhoods: processing migrants by class, race, and religion four-part cultures ; Coping with the urban environment: public crises and private benefit the response of charity, reform, and science ; The neglect of everyday life: pouring new money into old institutions housing and health care ; Choice and continuity: summary.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)553548
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Warner, Sam Bass, 1928-
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