AMST 0375

The 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 twentieth century. 2 hrs. lect., 1 hr. disc.
American Studies
Program in American Studies
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Sections in Spring 2009

Spring 2009

AMST0375A-S09 Lecture (Ralph)
AMST0375Y-S09 Discussion (Ralph)
AMST0375Z-S09 Discussion (Ralph)