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HIST0217

History of Urban America

The History of Urban America
"The magnification of all the dimensions of life," writes Lewis Mumford, " . . . has been the supreme office of the city in history." Mumford's appraisal of the mission of the city can be debated, but the importance of the city to civilization cannot be denied. This course traces the rise of the city in America from the colonial era to the present. It explores why Americans have huddled in concentrated settlements and the consequences of that clustering. Special attention will be given to the growth of the industrial city of the late 19th century and the modern metropolis of the 20th century. (formerly HIST/AMST 0375) 2 hrs. lect., 1 hr. disc.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
HIS NOR
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2011

HIST0217A-F11 Lecture (Ralph)
HIST0217Y-F11 Discussion (Ralph)
HIST0217Z-F11 Discussion (Ralph)