By John Short

With willing perception and exhaustive learn John Rennie brief narrates the tale of city the USA from 1950 to the current, revealing a compelling portrait of city transformation. brief chronicles the regular upward thrust of urbanization, the expanding suburbanization, and the sweeping metropolitanization of the united states, uncovering the forces at the back of those shifts and their results for American groups.

Drawing on a variety of experiences, first-hand anecdotes, census figures, and different statistical information, Short’s paintings addresses the globalization of U.S. towns, the elevated polarization of city lifestyles within the united states, the position of civic engagement, and the massive function performed through the general public area in shaping the nature of towns.

With deft research the writer weaves jointly the topics of city renewal, suburbanization and metropolitan fragmentation, race and ethnicity, and immigration, featuring a desirable and hugely readable account of the U.S. within the moment half the 20th century.

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