Toward an Urban Vision: Ideas and Institutions in Nineteenth-Century America

Toward an Urban Vision Ideas and Institutions in Nineteenth Century America None

  • Title: Toward an Urban Vision: Ideas and Institutions in Nineteenth-Century America
  • Author: Thomas Bender
  • ISBN: 9780801829253
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. An excellent study utilizing a wide range of primary materials as well as more contemporary scholarly work, passing between specific cases and more general trends. The book fulfills exactly what it sets out to do (taken from the back cover): "During America's dramatic metamorphosis from agrarian nation to industrial giant, intellectual lines were drawn - or so some historians claim - between pro- and antiurbanization advocates. Such a dichotomy, argues Thomas Bender, is not only simplistic but a [...]

    2. Professor Bender has written a interesting social history of an overlooked aspect of early industrialization in the United States. Many people think of the 19th Century industrial city as our first industrial cities. This is mistaken. Our history focuses on the post-Civil War titians like Vanderbilt, Carnegie, and Rockefeller, cities like Pittsburgh, Detroit, and the labor question. Bender goes back to the very beginning, late 18th Century, to America's first industrial community, Lowell, Massac [...]

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