The American Urban Reader

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September 2010



The American Urban Reader brings together the most exciting work on the evolution of the American city, from colonial settlement and western expansion to post-industrial cities and the growth of the suburbs. Each chapter includes scholarly essays from historians, social scientists and journalists, and primary documents that further contextualizes the events and themes in American urban history. Finally, a richly informative companion website includes further information for students and instructors. Steven H. Corey and Lisa Krissoff Boehm have selected a range of work that is dynamically written and carefully edited to be accessible to students and appropriate for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of how American cities have developed. For additional information and classroom resources please visit the American Urban Reader companion website at


Acknowledgments List of Figures. Tables, and Illustrations Foreword by John Bodnar Preface Part One: Definitions and Perspectives Editors' Introduction to Part One Essays
1. Examining America's Urban Landscape: From Social Reform to Social History (2010) Steven H. Corey and Lisa Krissoff Boehm
2. The City in American Civilization (1949) Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr.
3. Urbanism and Suburbanism as Ways of Life: A Reevaluation of Definitions (1962, 1991) Herbert J. Gans
4. Beyond Blade Runner (1998) Mike Davis
5. Crossing the City Line (1999) Robert A. Orsi Documents 1.1 The Sanitary Condition of the Laboring Population of New York (1845) John H. Griscom 1.2 Advice to Strangers (1876) Robert Macoy 1.4 The Use of Sidewalks: Assimilating Children (1961) Jane Jacobs Part Two: Urban Roots: Colonial Settlement and Westward Expansion Editors' Introduction to Part Two Essays 1. Boston and New York in the Eighteenth Century (1981) Pauline Maier 2. Urban Life in Western America, 1790-1830 (1958) Richard C. Wade 3. Pearls on the Coast and Lights in the Forest (1982) David R. Goldfield Documents 2.1 A Model of Christian Charity (1630) John Winthrop 2.2 Philadelphia in 1697 Benjamin Bullivant 2.3 Envisioning Great American Indian Cities (1813) Henry Marie Brackenridge Part Three: The New City: Industry and Immigrants, 1820s-1920s Editors' Introduction to Part Three Essays 1. From Milling to Manufacturing: From Villages to Mill Towns (2001) John T. Cumbler 2. Women in the Neighborhoods (1986) Christine Stansell 3. Old and New Immigrants in Greater New York City, 1880 to World War I (1995) Frederick M. Binder and David M. Reimers 4. Ethnic Islands: The Emergence of Urban Chinese America (1989) Ronald T. Takaki 5. The Pullman Strike and Making Sense of an Age (1995) Carl Smith Documents 3.1 Vesey Slave Revolt, Charleston, South Carolina (1822) 3.2. Tredegar and Armory Iron Works, Richmond, Virginia (1847) 3.3 Riots, Louisville, Kentucky (1855) 3.4 Debates on Chinese Immigration (1876) 3.5 The Mixed Crowd (1890) Jacob Riis 3.6. Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, New York City (1911) Part Four City Life From the Bottom Up, 1860s-1940s Editors' Introduction to Part Four Essays 1. The "Guns" of Gotham (2006) Timothy Gilfoyle 2. The Boardinghouse in Nineteenth Century America (2007) Wendy Gamber 3. Urban Culture and the Policing of the "City of Bachelors" (1994) George Chauncey Documents 4.1 The Physiology of New York Boarding-Houses (1857) Thomas Butler Gunn 4.2 Sister Carrie (1900) Theodore Dreiser 4. 3 Strange Brother (1931) Blair Niles Part Five: Managing the Metropolis Editors' Introduction to Part Five Essays 1. The "Spoils of the Park" (1992) Roy Rosenzweig and Elizabeth Blackmar 2. New Deal City (1989) Thomas Kessner 3. Messiah Mayors and the Gospel of Urban Hype (1990) Jon C. Teaford 4. The Katrina Conspiracies: The Problem of Trust in Rebuilding an American City (2009) Arnold Hirsch and A. Lee Levert Documents 5.1 On the Social Uses of Central Park (1864) Frederic B. Perkins 5.2 William Tweed's Confession (1878). 5.3 Philadelphia: Corrupted and Contented (1903) Lincoln Steffens 5.4 Wacker's Manual of the Plan of Chicago (1913) Walter D. Moody 5. 5 Hull-House, A Social Settlement (1894) Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr 5.6 Growing up with a City (1926) Louise de Koven Bowen 5.7 On the Way Up: Charlotte and Kansas City (1976) 5.8 President Arrives in Alabama, Briefed on Hurricane Katrina (2005) Part Six: The Urban Environment Editors' Introduction to Part Six Essays 1. The Metabolism of the Industrial City: The Case of Pittsburgh (2002) Joel Tarr 2. Houston: The Energy Metropolis (2007) Martin Melosi and Joseph Pratt 3. The Emergence of Silicon Valley: High-Tech Development and Ecocide, 1950-2001 (2002) David Naguib Pellow and Lisa Sun-Hee Park Documents
6.1 Special Message to the Congress on Conservation and Restoration of Natural Beauty (1965) President Lyndon B. Johnson 6.2 Toxic Waste and Race in the United States (1987) United Church of Christ, 1987. Part Seven: Transportation & Physical Mobility Editors' Introduction to Part Seven Essays 1. From Walking City to the Implementation of the Street Railways (1962) Sam Bass Warner, Jr. 2. The Subway and the City (1993) Clifton Hood 3. Wishful Thinking: Downtown and the Automobile Revolution (2001) Robert Fogelson Documents
7.1 National Interstate and Defense Highways Act (1956) 7.2 "$14.6 Billion Later, Boston's Big Dig Wraps Up," Christian Science Monitor (2003) Seth Stern Part Eight: Urban Migrations and Social Mobility Editors' Introduction to Part Eight Essays 1. The Second Ghetto and the Dynamics of Neighborhood (1983, 1998) Arnold Hirsch 2. Making a Way out of No Way: African American Women and the Second Great Migration (2009) Lisa Krissoff Boehm 3. The Great White Migration, 1945-1960 (2000) Chad Berry 4. Citizenship and Civil Rights, 1964-1974 (2009) Melanie Shell-Weiss Documents
8.1 Tulsa Race Riots, 1921 8.2 Ku Klux Klan Initiation, Worcester, Massachusetts (1924) 8.3 Zoot Suit Riots (1943) 8.4 The Dollmaker (1954) Harriette Arnow 8.5 Hunger of Memory (1982) Richard Rodriguez Part Nine: Race and the Post-War Metropolis Editors' Introduction to Part Nine Essays 1. Class, Status and Residence: The Changing Geography of Black Detroit (1996) Thomas J. Sugrue 2. White Noose (2003) Robert Self 3. The Beginning of the End of the Modern Ghetto (2000) Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh Documents
9.1 Housing Act of 1949 9.2 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1955) Sloan Wilson 9.3 Watts Riots, 1965 9.4 Urban Indians (1964-1969) 9.5 Oakland Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, Ten Point Plan Oakland Black Panthers (1966) 9.6 All Souls (1999) Michael Patrick MacDonald 9.7 Address to the Nation on the Civil Disturbances in Los Angeles, California (1992) 9. 8 Hispanic Communities and Urban Public Schools (2009) Arne Duncan Part Ten: Exurbia and Postindustrial Cities Editors' Introduction to Part Ten Essays 1. Commerce: Reconfiguring Community Marketplaces (2003) Lizabeth Cohen 2. Inventing Las Vegas (2003) Hal Rothman 3. Polo Ponies and Penalty Kicks (2005) Corey Dolgon Documents
10.1 Garden Cities of To-Morrow (1902) Ebenezer Howard 10.2 Looking Backward (1887) Edward Bellamy 10.3 Charter of the New Urbanism (1996) Congress for the New Urbanism 10.4 "American Murder Mystery," The Atlantic (2008) Hanna Rosin 10.5 Reflecting Absence (2003) Bibliography Copyright Information Index


Steven Hunt Corey is Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban Studies at Worcester State University, Worcester, MA. Lisa Krissoff Boehm is Professor of Urban Studies and Director of the Honors Program at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA. She is the author of Popular Culture and the Enduring Myth of Chicago, 1871-1968 (Routledge) and Making a Way out of No Way: African American Women and the Second Great Migration.


'The volume serves as a very valuable introduction to the history of scholarship and research related to urban life in the US. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Students and scholars of urban history, urban studies, and urban planning, all levels.' -- Choice
EAN: 9780415803984
ISBN: 0415803985
Untertitel: History and Theory. 'Routledge Readers in History'. 5 black & white tables, 21 black & white halftones, 6 black & white line drawings. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2010
Seitenanzahl: 592 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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