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Food in 19th-Century American Cities

Cindy R. Lobel.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1870-1900; US Cultural History; Urban History; History of Science and Technology. 9460 words.

Over the course of the 19th century, American cities developed from small seaports and trading posts to large metropolises. Not surprisingly, foodways and other areas of daily life changed...

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Industry, Commerce, and Urbanization in the United States, 1790–1870

David Schley.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Economic History; Urban History; History of Science and Technology. 12399 words.

The eighty years from 1790 to 1870 were marked by dramatic economic and demographic changes in the United States. Cities in this period grew faster than the country as a whole, drawing...

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Infrastructure: Mass Transit in 19th- and 20th-Century Urban America

Jay Young.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; Urban History; History of Science and Technology. 10139 words.

Mass transit has been part of the urban scene in the United States since the early 19th century. Regular steam ferry service began in New York City in the early 1810s and horse-drawn...

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Infrastructure: Water and Sewers

Joel A. Tarr.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Urban History; History of Science and Technology; Environmental History. 7833 words.

Urban water supply and sewage disposal facilities are critical parts of the urban infrastructure. They have enabled cities and their metropolitan areas to function as centers of commerce,...

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