By John Short

ISBN-10: 0815631057

ISBN-13: 9780815631057

With willing perception and exhaustive examine John Rennie brief narrates the tale of city the US 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 various experiences, first-hand anecdotes, census figures, and different statistical information, Short’s paintings addresses the globalization of U.S. towns, the elevated polarization of city existence within the united states, the position of civic engagement, and the massive position performed by way of the general public region in shaping the nature of towns.

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

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