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“Why Not Visit Chicago”: Tour Companies and City Business Organizations, 1870–1915

Catherine Cocks

in Doing the Town: The Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227460
eISBN:
9780520926493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227460.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the startling juxtaposition of an American city, less than one hundred years old and notorious for its vulgar commercialism, to two of the great capitals of Europe, which ... More


Strangers at the Gates: New Immigrants in Urban America

Roger Waldinger (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230927
eISBN:
9780520927711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230927.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Immigration is remaking the United States. In New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, and Chicago, the multiethnic society of tomorrow is already in place. Yet today's urban centers appear ... More


Toward the Historicity and Contingency of Identity

Kian Tajbakhsh

in The Promise of the City: Space, Identity, and Politics in Contemporary Social Thought

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222779
eISBN:
9780520924642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222779.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the work of Ira Katznelson in the context of a Marxian framework for the problems of identity, space, and structure. It explains that Katznelson's effort to develop a framework ... More


Introduction

Catherine Cocks

in Doing the Town: The Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227460
eISBN:
9780520926493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227460.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the necessity of knowing when and why Americans started visiting their own cities for fun, and whether whites went to the neighborhoods of other ethnic minorities. It was found ... More


Doing the Town: The Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915

Catherine Cocks

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227460
eISBN:
9780520926493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227460.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Tourists and travelers in the early nineteenth century saw American cities as ugly spaces, lacking the art and history that attracted thousands to the great cities of Europe. By the turn of the ... More


Open Accommodations in the All American City

Tracy E. K’Meyer

in Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125398
eISBN:
9780813135274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125398.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on an ordinance passed by the Louisville Board of Aldermen making it illegal to discriminate based on race in any place of business open to the general public, the first such ... More


Limiting the Reach of the Grabbing Hand: Graft and Growth in American Cities, 1880 to 1930

Rebecca Menes (ed.)

in Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226299570
eISBN:
9780226299594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the history of graft and corruption and the growth of American cities from 1880 to 1930 using information on the number of corrupt mayors and municipal administrations. It ... More


Postindustrial Urban Indians: Life and Work in the Postwar City

Nicolas G. Rosenthal

in Reimagining Indian Country: Native American Migration and Identity in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835555
eISBN:
9781469601755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869994_rosenthal.8
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Following World War II, hundreds of thousands of American Indians traveled to U.S. cities seeking jobs in the working-class neighborhoods throughout urban America. This chapter focuses on ... More


How do US weak market cities compare with Europe?

Anne Power, Jörg Plöger, and Astrid Winkler

in Phoenix cities: The fall and rise of great industrial cities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426833
eISBN:
9781447302964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426833.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter compares the recovery of American weak market cities with those in Europe. It provides a general overview of urban-development phases in the old industrial U.S. cities that struggled ... More


Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City

Peter D. Norton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262141000
eISBN:
9780262280754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262141000.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Before the advent of the automobile, users of city streets were diverse and included children at play and pedestrians at large. By 1930, most streets were primarily a motor thoroughfares where ... More


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