History Now 11 (Spring 2007)

American Cities

From the Editor

Urbanization is a major theme in modern American history and it is intimately connected to such events as the revolutions in transportation and manufacturing and the expansion of our borders to the Pacific Ocean and the Rio Grande. In the colonial era, America’s cities were primarily Atlantic seaboard ports, but canals and railroads created major metropolises in the center of the country, and westward expansion added cities like San Francisco, San Antonio, and Denver. Today, America is an urban society. Yet each city and each town in our...More »

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