The American Urban Reader: History and Theory

1st Edition

Lisa Krissoff Boehm, Steven H. Corey

Published July 23, 2010
Textbook - 572 Pages
ISBN 9780415803984 - CAT# Y102844
Series: Routledge Readers in History

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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 of the chronologically and thematically organized chapters includes thoughtfully selected scholarly essays from historians, social scientists and journalists, which are supplemented by relevant primary documents that offer more nuanced perspectives and convey the diversity and interdisciplinary nature of the study of the urban condition. A comprehensive companion website offers valuable further reading, compelling supplementary links, slideshows of additional images, and a dialogue opening blog written by one of the authors.

Lisa Krissoff Boehm and Steven H. Corey together bring thirty-five years of classroom experience in urban studies and history, and 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.

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