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Major Problems in American Urban History (Major Problems in American History Series)

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Published by Houghton Mifflin Company .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsHoward P. Chudacoff (Editor), Peter C. Baldwin (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages514
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7605250M
ISBN 100618432760
ISBN 109780618432769

In s urban and suburban dwellers in United States of America were undergoing difficult times. This is because at this period, urbanization was rapidly taking shape, due to the movement of people from rural areas to the urban in search of good life. Half of the global population already lives in cities, and by two-thirds of the world's people are expected to live in urban areas. But in cities two of the most pressing problems facing the.

  Organized labor, rooted in industries such as steel and heavy machinery, has had trouble responding to these changes. Unions prospered in the years immediately following World War II, but in later years, as the number of workers employed in the traditional manufacturing industries has declined, union membership has dropped. The glamour of American cities was real indeed. As real was the sheer destitution of its slums. Both worlds — plenty and poverty — existed side by side. As the 20th century began, the plight of the urban poor was heard by more and more reformers, and meaningful change finally arrived.

  Tom is also the editor of Cold War Critics (), Kennedy's Quest for Victory (), Imperial Surge (with Stephen G. Rabe, ), The Origins of the Cold War (with Robert McMahon, ), Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations (with Michael J. Hogan, ), and Major Problems in American Foreign Relations (with Dennis Merrill, ). This trend in urbanization aside, the fact remains that the United States has become much more urbanized since its formation. Today, more than three-fourths of the US population lives in an urban area (defined generally as an incorporated territory with a population of at least 2,), and less than one-fourth lives in a rural area. As Figure “Urbanization in the United States.


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