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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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Globalization and the American City

Betsy A. Beasley.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Diplomatic History; Economic History; Urban History; Labour History. 8652 words.

American cities have been transnational in nature since the first urban spaces emerged during the colonial period. Yet the specific shape of the relationship between American cities and the...

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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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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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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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Public Housing in Urban America

D. Bradford Hunt.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Economic History; Urban History; Labour History. 8589 words.

Public housing emerged during the New Deal as a progressive effort to end the scourge of dilapidated housing in American cities. Reformers argued that the private market had failed to...

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