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Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement

Rosemary Wakeman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226346038
eISBN:
9780226346175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346175.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book investigates the golden age of new town building in the mid to late twentieth century. It argues that the magnitudeof new town construction, its geographic extent, and the discourse about ... More


The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Lincoln

Robert Mazrim

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514246
eISBN:
9780226514239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514239.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When Abraham Lincoln moved to Illinois' Sangamo Country in 1831, he found a pioneer community transforming from a cluster of log houses along an ancient trail to a community of new towns and state ... More


Dynamics of Small-Town Change

Sonya Salamon

in Newcomers to Old Towns: Suburbanization of the Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226734125
eISBN:
9780226734118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734118.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the dynamics of small town-change in the U.S. and analyzes how and why rural places are transformed. It describes rural communities as being characterized by tension between ... More


Blue-Collar Ethnic Accommodation: Corntown

Stacey Williams

in Newcomers to Old Towns: Suburbanization of the Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226734125
eISBN:
9780226734118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734118.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter presents a case study on the entry of newcomers or migrants in the rural town of Corntown, Illinois. The town's agribusinesses and the availability of seasonal farm work served early as ... More


If You Build It, Let Them Play

in Real Democracy: The New England Town Meeting and How It Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226077963
eISBN:
9780226077987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226077987.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Beyond town size, issues are the single most important variable that draws citizens to town meeting. Beyond meeting size, issues are the most important determinant of discussion at town meeting. ... More


Regionalism and Urbanism as Problems in Confederate Urban History

J. Matthew Gallman

in Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226300177
eISBN:
9780226300344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226300344.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This essay offers some broad empirical and interpretive observations that speak to this volume's central questions. The first section explores the pace and pattern of urban development in the decades ... More


Attendance: The Context of Community

in Real Democracy: The New England Town Meeting and How It Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226077963
eISBN:
9780226077987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226077987.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The remarkable democratic potential of Vermont's geography was compromised from the beginning when the Crown-appointed governor of New Hampshire formed Vermont's 251 towns in a checkerboard of 251 ... More


Real Democracy: The New England Town Meeting and How It Works

Frank M. Bryan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226077963
eISBN:
9780226077987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226077987.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Relying on a collection of more than three decades of firsthand research, this book examines one of the purest forms of American democracy, the New England town meeting. At these meetings, usually ... More


Newcomers to Old Towns: Suburbanization of the Heartland

Sonya Salamon

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226734125
eISBN:
9780226734118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734118.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Although the death of the small town has been predicted for decades, during the 1990s the population of rural America actually increased by more than three million people. This book explores these ... More


The Sexual Organization of the City

Edward O. Laumann, Stephen Ellingson, Jenna Mahay, Anthony Paik, and Yoosik Youm (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470313
eISBN:
9780226470337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470337.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

We think of the city as a place where anything goes. Take the sensational fantasies and lurid antics of single women on Sex and the City or young men on Queer as Folk, and you might imagine the city ... More


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