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The Metropolitan frontier : cities in the modern American West / Carl Abbott.

Tucson : University of Arizona Press, [1993] .
ISBN 0816511292, 9780816511297

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Subjects Cities and towns -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century.
Cities and towns.
Geschichte 1940-1990.
USA -- Weststaaten.
United States, West.
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1890-1945.
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1945-
Series Modern American West.
Description xxiii, 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Copyright Date [1993]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-228) and index.
Summary Honolulu to Houston and from Fargo to Fairbanks to show how Western cities organize the region's vast spaces and connect them to the even larger sphere of the world economy. His survey moves from economic change to social and political response, examining the initial boom of the 1940s, the process of change in the following decades, and the ultimate impact of Western cities on their environments, on the Western regional character, and on national identity. Today, a.
In the modern West, where growth since 1940 - spurred by mobilization for World War II - has constituted a distinct era in which Western cities have become national and even international pacesetters. The Metropolitan Frontier places this last half-century of Western history in its urban context, making it the first comprehensive overview of urban growth in the region. Integrating the urban experience of all nineteen Western states, Carl Abbott ranges for evidence from.
Steadily increasing number of Western workers are engaged in rural industries, but Western cities continue to grow. As ecological and social crises begin to affect those cities, Abbott's study will become required reading for historians, geographers, sociologists, urban planners, and all citizens concerned with America's future.
When the American West represented the country's frontier, many of its cities may have seemed little more than trading centers to serve the outlying populace. Now the nation's most open and empty region is also its most heavily urbanized, with 80 percent of Westerners living in its metropolitan areas. The process of urbanization that had already transformed the United States from a rural to an urban society between 1815 and 1930 has continued most clearly and completely.
Contents pt. 1. Growth and Politics in the Wartime Generation. 1. War and the Westward Tilt, 1940-1950. 2. The Politics of Growth -- part 2. Growth and Politics in the Postwar Generation. 3. From Regional Cities to National Cities, 1950-1990. 4. Gateways to the World. 5. The Politics of Diversity -- part 3. Cities and the Shaping of the Modern West. 6. Multicentered Cities. 7. Cities and Country. 8. Cities and Nation.
Genre History.
Geographic Area West (U.S.)
Network Numbers (OCoLC)28066516
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Abbott, Carl, 1944-
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