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The Resource City-building in America, Anthony M. Orum

City-building in America, Anthony M. Orum

Label
City-building in America
Title
City-building in America
Statement of responsibility
Anthony M. Orum
Title variation
City building in America
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do some cities expand, while others decline? Why is Milwaukee a town of the past, while Minneapolis-St. Paul seems reborn, infused with future dynamism? What do these cities have to tell us about other cities' prospects? Interspersing social theory, historical ethnography, and comparative analysis, Orum tells the story of these cities and, at the same time, of all cities. He traces the shift in the sources of urban growth from entrepreneurs to institutions, highlighting the emergence of local government as a prominent force in shaping the complex trajectory of the urban industrial heartland. Lucidly portrayed are the factory openings, labor strikes, elections, evictions, urban blight, white flight, recession, and rejuvenation that shape American cities. With a rich variety of sources including newspapers, diaries, census material, maps, photo essays, and original oral histories, this book is ideal for students of urban and industrial sociology, urban politics, social change, and social mobility."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orum, Anthony M
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Urban policy
  • Milwaukee (Wis.)
  • Milwaukee (Wis.)
Label
City-building in America, Anthony M. Orum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Introduction. Building, unbuilding, and rebuilding American cities ; Themes and perspectives on the American city -- pt. 2. The rise and fall of Milwaukee. Pre-industrial Milwaukee: 1818-1870 ; Early industrial Milwaukee: 1870-1900 ; Mature industrial Milwaukee: 1900-1930 ; Reshaping industrial Milwaukee: 1930-1950 ; The decline of industrial Milwaukee: 1950-1990 ; An analytic summary of Milwaukee -- pt. 3. Three comparative histories. The rise and fall of industrial Cleveland ; The rise of a post-industrial city: Austin, Texas ; The rebirth of Minneapolis-St. Paul: creating a post-industrial city in the Midwest -- pt. 4. Conclusion. Building cities in America
Control code
31609747
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 261 pages
Isbn
9780813308425
Lccn
94038969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1654310
Label
City-building in America, Anthony M. Orum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Introduction. Building, unbuilding, and rebuilding American cities ; Themes and perspectives on the American city -- pt. 2. The rise and fall of Milwaukee. Pre-industrial Milwaukee: 1818-1870 ; Early industrial Milwaukee: 1870-1900 ; Mature industrial Milwaukee: 1900-1930 ; Reshaping industrial Milwaukee: 1930-1950 ; The decline of industrial Milwaukee: 1950-1990 ; An analytic summary of Milwaukee -- pt. 3. Three comparative histories. The rise and fall of industrial Cleveland ; The rise of a post-industrial city: Austin, Texas ; The rebirth of Minneapolis-St. Paul: creating a post-industrial city in the Midwest -- pt. 4. Conclusion. Building cities in America
Control code
31609747
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 261 pages
Isbn
9780813308425
Lccn
94038969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1654310

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