By Steven Conn
In this provocative and sweeping ebook, Conn explores the anti-urban impulse around the twentieth century, analyzing how the guidelines born of it have formed either the areas during which american citizens stay and paintings, and the anti-government politics so robust this day. starting within the booming business towns of the revolutionary period on the flip of the twentieth century, the place debate surrounding those questions first arose, Conn examines the development of anti-urban routine. : He describes the decentralist move of the Thirties, the try to revive the yankee small city within the mid-century, the anti-urban foundation of city renewal within the Nineteen Fifties and '60s, and the Nixon administration's application of establishing new cities as a reaction to the city hindrance, illustrating how, by means of the center of the twentieth century, anti-urbanism was once on the middle of the politics of the hot correct. Concluding with an exploration of the recent Urbanist experiments on the flip of the twenty first century, Conn demonstrates the total breadth of the anti-urban impulse, from its inception to the current day. Engagingly written, completely researched, and forcefully argued, Americans opposed to the City is critical examining for someone who cares not only concerning the historical past of our towns, yet approximately their destiny as well.
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Americans Against the City: Anti-Urbanism in the Twentieth Century by Steven Conn