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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


“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


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


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


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


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


On Fire: The City and American Protest in 1968

Daniel Matlin

in Reframing 1968: American Politics, Protest and Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748698936
eISBN:
9781474445160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698936.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that a diverse array of American social movements in the late 1960s regarded the city as a crucial terrain of struggles for visibility, empowerment and self-determination, while ... 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


On Planning Necropolis

Brian Tochterman

in Dying City: Postwar New York and the Ideology of Fear

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633060
eISBN:
9781469633084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633060.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the use of fear in the written critiques of postwar redevelopment in New York City. With a special emphasis on the celebrated urban thinker Jane Jacobs, it examines how ... More


Water, Water Everywhere: Municipal Finance and Water Supply in American Cities

David Cutler and Grant Miller (eds)

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/9780226299594.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines corruption in municipal finance and water supply projects in American cities. It suggests that corruption does not alone determine the extent of public good formation and argues ... More


Feeding Gotham: The Political Economy and Geography of Food in New York, 1790-1860

Gergely Baics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168791
eISBN:
9781400883622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168791.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

New York City witnessed unparalleled growth in the first half of the nineteenth century, its population rising from thirty thousand people to nearly a million in a matter of decades. This book looks ... More


Introduction Business Interests, Special Interests, and the Public Interest

Sarah S. Elkind

in How Local Politics Shape Federal Policy: Business, Power, and the Environment in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834893
eISBN:
9781469602707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869116_elkind.5
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book begins with a discussion of the local business organizations in American cities, which have enjoyed the greatest legitimacy and influence among all interest groups. Chambers of commerce, ... More


Understanding Deep Urban Change: Patterns of Residential Segregation in Latin American Cities

Francisco Sabatini and Rodrigo Salcedo

in The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0015
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter examines the city of Santiago, Chile, to highlight some of the important intermediate factors that need to be incorporated into a theoretical framework that explains future developments ... More


Democracy, Inequality, Urban Policy

William W. Goldsmith

in Saving Our Cities: A Progressive Plan to Transform Urban America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704314
eISBN:
9781501706035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704314.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter argues that American cities will not prosper unless the nation takes a new approach to urban policy. Indeed, federal agencies need to augment their contributions for housing, and ... More


Beyond the Walled City: Colonial Exclusion in Havana

Guadalupe García

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286030
eISBN:
9780520961371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286030.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Security was the primary concern of colonial empire in the Americas, and nowhere was this more evident than in the walled port city of colonial Havana. Looking within, through, and beyond the ... More


Street Scenes

Christopher Innes

in Designing Modern America: Broadway to Main Street

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108040
eISBN:
9780300129557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108040.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter illustrates the American city as the dominating symbol of modern life, with Manhattan becoming its most powerful image during the twentieth century. Highways, as Bel Geddes's 1939 ... More


An Elder Statesman in a Period of Turmoil

in Robert Clifton Weaver and the American City: The Life and Times of an Urban Reformer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226684482
eISBN:
9780226684505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226684505.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In January 1969, Weaver returned to New York for good. He would live in the city for the next twenty-eight years, until his death, and would continue to contribute his time and knowledge to solving ... More


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