The Resource The Metropolitan frontier : cities in the modern American West, Carl Abbott

The Metropolitan frontier : cities in the modern American West, Carl Abbott

Label
The Metropolitan frontier : cities in the modern American West
Title
The Metropolitan frontier
Title remainder
cities in the modern American West
Statement of responsibility
Carl Abbott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • When the American West represented the country's frontier, many of its cities may have seemed little more than trading centers to serve the outlying populace. Now the nation's most open and empty region is also its most heavily urbanized, with 80 percent of Westerners living in its metropolitan areas. The process of urbanization that had already transformed the United States from a rural to an urban society between 1815 and 1930 has continued most clearly and completely
  • in the modern West, where growth since 1940 - spurred by mobilization for World War II - has constituted a distinct era in which Western cities have become national and even international pacesetters. The Metropolitan Frontier places this last half-century of Western history in its urban context, making it the first comprehensive overview of urban growth in the region. Integrating the urban experience of all nineteen Western states, Carl Abbott ranges for evidence from
  • Honolulu to Houston and from Fargo to Fairbanks to show how Western cities organize the region's vast spaces and connect them to the even larger sphere of the world economy. His survey moves from economic change to social and political response, examining the initial boom of the 1940s, the process of change in the following decades, and the ultimate impact of Western cities on their environments, on the Western regional character, and on national identity. Today, a
  • steadily increasing number of Western workers are engaged in rural industries, but Western cities continue to grow. As ecological and social crises begin to affect those cities, Abbott's study will become required reading for historians, geographers, sociologists, urban planners, and all citizens concerned with America's future
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern American West
Label
The Metropolitan frontier : cities in the modern American West, Carl Abbott
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-228) and index
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  • HOU-CEN
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. Growth and Politics in the Wartime Generation. 1. War and the Westward Tilt, 1940-1950. 2. The Politics of Growth -- Pt. 2. Growth and Politics in the Postwar Generation. 3. From Regional Cities to National Cities, 1950-1990. 4. Gateways to the World. 5. The Politics of Diversity -- Pt. 3. Cities and the Shaping of the Modern West. 6. Multicentered Cities. 7. Cities and Country. 8. Cities and Nation
Control code
ocm28066516
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780816511297
Lccn
93011035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u429517
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28066516
  • (Sirsi) a429517

Library Locations

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