City People: The Rise of Modern City Culture in Nineteenth-Century America

City People The Rise of Modern City Culture in Nineteenth Century America This study explains the parallel development of urbanization and modernization in late nineteenth century American society demonstrating how the successful features of big city life spread across the

  • Title: City People: The Rise of Modern City Culture in Nineteenth-Century America
  • Author: Gunther Barth
  • ISBN: 9780195031942
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback
  • This study explains the parallel development of urbanization and modernization in late nineteenth century American society, demonstrating how the successful features of big city life spread across the country and transformed towns all over America.

    One thought on “City People: The Rise of Modern City Culture in Nineteenth-Century America”

    1. I really wanted to like this book more. Barth's ideas won the growth and development of an modern urban development were excellent and the aspects he studied in the book were well selected and cogent to his thesis. However, his style and organization within each section left a lot to be desired in carrying forth his arguments. Worth reading though.

    2. I learned about ways immigrants from abroad and migrants from rural America had to devise new ways of getting along together in the city culture in 19th century America.

    3. A littled dated at this point, but still a great summary of the cultural movements of urban America in the later part of the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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