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The human tradition in urban America

Author: Roger Biles
Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources, 2002.
Series: Human tradition in America, no. 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a telling of America's evolution into an urban nation through the experiences of individuals.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Human tradition in urban America.
Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources, 2002
(OCoLC)664655659
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Biles
ISBN: 0842029923 9780842029926 0842029931 9780842029933
OCLC Number: 49276523
Description: xix, 230 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Jeremiah Dummer: from Puritan son to worldly gentleman / Phyllis Whitman Hunter --
Andrew Jackson Downing: promoter of city parks and suburbs / David Schuyler --
Francis L. Cardozo: an early African American urban educator / Bernard E. Powers, Jr. --
Alexander R. Shepherd: The Haussmannization of Washington, DC / Alan Lessoff --
Frank Julian Sprague: the father of electric urban mass transit in the United States / Martha J. Bianco --
Charles A. Comiskey: baseball as American pastime and tragedy / Douglas E. Bukowski --
Lillian Wald: meeting the needs of neighborhoods, 1893-1933 / Judith Ann Trolander --
Billy Sunday: urban prophet of hope / Lyle W. Dorsett and Nancy Grisham --
Albion Fellows Bacon: Indiana's frenzied philanthropist / Robert G. Barrows --
Catherine Bauer: the struggle for modern housing in America, 1930-1960 / John F. Bauman --
Robert Moses: relentless progressive / Joel Schwartz --
Coleman A. Young: race and the reshaping of postwar urban politics / Heather Thompson --
Elizabeth Virrick: the "concrete monsters" and housing reform in postwar Miami / Raymond A. Mohl.
Series Title: Human tradition in America, no. 13.
Responsibility: edited by Roger Biles.

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A nice introduction to the problems and concerns facing different groups of urban Americans at different points in time. -- Amy S. Greenberg, Penn State University A dynamic and captivating volume. Read more...

 
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