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The Car and the City

David Blanke.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; Economic History; Urban History. 11358 words.

The relationship between the car and the city remains complex and involves numerous private and public forces, innovations in technology, global economic fluctuations, and shifting cultural...

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Deindustrialization and the Postindustrial City, 1950–Present

Chloe E. Taft.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Economic History; US Cultural History; Urban History. 11321 words.

The process of urban deindustrialization has been long and uneven. Even the terms “deindustrial” and “postindustrial” are contested; most cities continue to host manufacturing on some...

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Industrialization and Urbanization in the United States, 1880–1929

Jonathan Rees.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; Economic History; Urban History. 6944 words.

Between 1880 and 1929, industrialization and urbanization expanded in the United States faster than ever before. Industrialization, meaning manufacturing in factory settings using machines...

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The New Deal

Wendy L. Wall.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; Economic History; US Cultural History; Urban History; Labour History. 15478 words.

The New Deal generally refers to a set of domestic policies implemented by the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in response to the crisis of the Great Depression. Propelled by...

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Professional Team Sports in the United States

Steven A. Riess.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Economic History; US Cultural History; Urban History. 11195 words.

Professional sports teams are athletic organizations comprising talented, expert players hired by club owners whose revenues originally derived from admission fees charged to spectators...

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Service Economies and the American Postindustrial City, 1950–Present

Patrick Vitale.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online November 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Economic History; Urban History; Labour History. 9124 words.

In the seventy years since the end of World War II (1939–1945), postindustrialization—the exodus of manufacturing and growth of finance and services—has radically transformed the economy of...

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Skyscrapers and Tall Buildings

Elihu Rubin.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Economic History; US Cultural History; Urban History; History of Science and Technology. 12533 words.

The tall building—the most popular and conspicuous emblem of the modern American city—stands as an index of economic activity, civic aspirations, and urban development. Enmeshed in the...

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