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By John Short

ISBN-10: 0815631057

ISBN-13: 9780815631057

With willing perception and exhaustive study John Rennie brief narrates the tale of city the United States from 1950 to the current, revealing a compelling portrait of city transformation. brief chronicles the regular upward thrust of urbanization, the expanding suburbanization, and the sweeping metropolitanization of the united states, uncovering the forces in the back of those shifts and their outcomes for American groups.

Drawing on quite a few stories, first-hand anecdotes, census figures, and different statistical facts, Short’s paintings addresses the globalization of U.S. towns, the elevated polarization of city existence within the united states, the function of civic engagement, and the large position performed via the general public quarter in shaping the nature of towns.

With deft research the writer weaves jointly the subjects of city renewal, suburbanization and metropolitan fragmentation, race and ethnicity, and immigration, proposing a desirable and hugely readable account of the U.S. within the moment 1/2 the 20th century.

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