The American city : a social and cultural history (Book, 1999) []
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The American city : a social and cultural history

Author: Monti.
Publisher: Malden
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Does America have a sense of community? Are disparate groups capable of uniting as a single people who can call themselves "Americans?" Do Americans help each other for the common good? The author  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monti.
ISBN: 1557869170 9781557869173 1557869189 9781557869180
OCLC Number: 1126365327
Description: VIII, 391 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments. 1. What Makes the Good Society? 2. We Are a Bourgeois People Who Made an Urban World. 3. On Small Towns and Their 'Citified' Ways. 4. The Civic Culture of American Cities. 5. Belonging and Sharing. 6. Piety and Tolerance. 7. Private Lives and Public Worlds. 8. Doing Well by Doing Good. 9. Some Sort of Americans. 10. Articles of Faith: Personal Adornment as a Communal Accomplishment. 11. Private Entitlements as a Public Good. 12. Some Concluding Observations About the "Good Old Days". Further Reading. Index.
Responsibility: Daniel J. Monti.


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