Wakstein, Allen M.
Title The Urbanization of America and Historical Anthology
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Boston Houghton Mifflin Co. 1970
Seller ID 000698
Fold to bottom right corner of front cover. Previous owners name on inside of front cover. Clean pages, no underlining or highlights. 502 pp. "The city- its genesis, growth, and impact on America- is the subject of this collection of thirty- seven selected readings. Drawing upon the writings of experts in a broad variety of disciplines, the volume focuses on five basic themes: the causes of urban growth; the process of urbanization; the development of community consciousness; the social, political, and economic consequences of the rise of the city' and the search for a meaningful approach to urban studies. The arrangement is a purposley flexible one, following a rough chronological order from colonial times to the present, with each of the eight sections devoted to a specific major topic. The introductory commentaries are intended to raise provocative questions and to provide a basic interpretive framework."Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.