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Zoning in 20th-Century American Cities

Christopher Silver.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; Political History; Urban History. 7838 words.

Zoning is a legal tool employed by local governments to regulate land development. It determines the use, intensity, and form of development in localities through enforcement of the zoning...

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American Labor and Working-Class History, 1900–1945

Jeffrey Helgeson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; Urban History; Labour History. 14249 words.

Early 20th century American labor and working-class history is a subfield of American social history that focuses attention on the complex lives of working people in a rapidly changing...

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Urban Tourism in the U.S. since 1800

J. Mark Souther.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; US Cultural History; Urban History. 9561 words.

Prior to the railroad age, American cities generally lacked reputations as tourist travel destinations. As railroads created fast, reliable, and comfortable transportation in the 19th...

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Latino Urbanism

A. K. Sandoval-Strausz.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Urban History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity). 10435 words.

“Latino urbanism” describes a culturally specific set of spatial forms and practices created by people of Hispanic origin. It includes many different aspects of those forms and practices,...

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Environmental and Conservation Movements in Metropolitan America

Robert R. Gioielli.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; Urban History; Environmental History. 10343 words.

By the late 19th century, American cities like Chicago and New York were marvels of the industrializing world. The shock urbanization of the previous quarter century, however, brought on a...

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Oscar Lewis, Urban Poverty, and The Children of Sánchez

Joshua K. Salyers.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Local and Family History; Urban History. 11972 words.

Revolutionary leaders favored depictions of Mexico City in the mid-20th century that highlighted the progress and orderly growth of a modern industrial city. The ruling party made Mexico...

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Schools in US Cities

Ansley T. Erickson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; Urban History. 9973 words.

“Urban infrastructure” calls to mind railways, highways, and sewer systems. Yet the school buildings—red brick, limestone, or concrete, low-slung, turreted, or glass-fronted—that hold and...

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Housing in the Latin American City, 1900–1976

David Yee.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; International History; Urban History; Intellectual History. 9753 words.

Housing has been a central feature of Latin America’s dramatic transformation into the most urbanized region of the world. Between 1940 and 1970, the portion of people who lived in urban...

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Espiritismo and Urban Planning in Cuba: Envisioning Regeneration in Havana and Oriente after 1898

Reinaldo L. Román.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Caribbean History; History of Religion; Urban History. 11916 words.

Espiritismo refers to the practice of communicating with the spirits of the dead by means of especially disposed and trained persons known as mediums. Linked in origin to the...

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Vietnamese Americans in Little Saigon, California

Phuong Nguyen.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; US Cultural History; Urban History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity). 8447 words.

Little Saigon is the preferred name of Vietnamese refugee communities throughout the world. This article focuses primarily on the largest such community, in Orange County, California. This...

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Latino/a and African American Relations

Brian D. Behnken.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US Cultural History; Urban History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); African American History. 8410 words.

African Americans and Latino/as have had a long history of social interactions that have been strongly affected by the broader sense of race in the United States. Race in the United States...

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Slavery in North American Cities

Leslie Harris.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online November 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Civil War and Reconstruction US History; US Cultural History; Urban History; African American History. 10951 words.

The patterns of urban slavery in North American and pre-Civil War US cities reveal the ways in which individual men and women, as well as businesses, institutions, and governmental bodies...

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Urban Riots and Rioting in the United States, 1800–2000

Alex Elkins.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online November 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Early 19th Century US History; US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; US Cultural History; Urban History. 12126 words.

Rioting in the United States since 1800 has adhered to three basic traditions: regulating communal morality, defending community from outside threats, and protesting government abuse of...

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