The American Urban Reader

Author(s): 
Corey, Steven H
Author(s): 
Krissoff Boehm, Lisa
ISBN: 
9780415803984
Date published: 
July 2010
Paperback
Price: 
£39.99

The American Urban Reader brings together the most exciting work on the evolution of the American city, from colonial settlement and western expansion to post-industrial cities and the growth of the suburbs. Each of the chronologically and thematically organized chapters includes thoughtfully selected scholarly essays from historians, social scientists and journalists, which are supplemented by relevant primary documents that offer more nuanced perspectives and convey the diversity and interdisciplinary nature of the study of the urban condition. A comprehensive companion website offers valuable further reading, compelling supplementary links, slideshows of additional images, and a dialogue-opening blog written by one of the authors.