The Private City: Philadelphia in Three Periods of Its Growth

Awards:   Winner of American Historical Association Albert J. Beveridge Award 1969 Winner of American Historical Association Albert J. Beveridge Award 1969. Winner of Winner of the 1969 Albert J. Beveridge Award in American History.
Author:   Sam Bass Warner, Jr.
Publisher:   University of Pennsylvania Press
Edition:   2nd edition
ISBN:  

9780812212433


Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 June 1987
Format:   Paperback
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Awards

  • Winner of American Historical Association Albert J. Beveridge Award 1969
  • Winner of American Historical Association Albert J. Beveridge Award 1969.
  • Winner of Winner of the 1969 Albert J. Beveridge Award in American History.

Overview

This award-winning book charts the unfolding, from the Revolutionary War to the Great Depression, of the American tradition of city building and city living, using Philadelphia as a resonant example.

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Author:   Sam Bass Warner, Jr.
Publisher:   University of Pennsylvania Press
Imprint:   University of Pennsylvania Press
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.60cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.421kg
ISBN:  

9780812212433


ISBN 10:   0812212436
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 June 1987
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of print, replaced by POD   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Intorduction to the Second Edition PART ONE: THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY TOWN 1- The Environment of Private Opportunity 2- War and the Limits of the Tradition PART TWO: THE BIG CITY 1830-1860 3- Spatial Patterns of Rapid Growth 4- Industrialization 5- The Specialization of Leadership 6- Municipal Institutions 7- Riots and the Restoration of Public Order PART THREE: THE INDUSTRIAL METROPOLIS 8- The Structure of the Metropolis 9- Some Metropolitan Districts 10- The Industrial Metropolis as an Inheritance Bibliography of Recent Philadelphia Books Notes to Tables in Text

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Packed with suggestive historical detail. -American Historical Review With a skillful use of carefully researched detail, Warner relates the transformation from a handicraft to a factory system of production to the pervasive quest for private gain, and shows how that basic objective restricted the city's response to such community needs as education, health, and welfare. . . . His book is packed with suggestive historical detail. -American Historical Review [This book] serves, in a way which no other city biography can claim to, as the historical analogy of urban America. -Urban Studies Written with intelligent elegance and candor. . . . A fascinating book. -Times Literary Supplement A splendidly economical and enlightening piece of urban history. . . . Contributes more than an important remedial lesson in the cultural foundation of the urban crisis. -American Institute of Planners Journal


Packed with suggestive historical detail. -American Historical Review With a skillful use of carefully researched detail, Warner relates the transformation from a handicraft to a factory system of production to the pervasive quest for private gain, and shows how that basic objective restricted the city's response to such community needs as education, health, and welfare... His book is packed with suggestive historical detail. -American Historical Review [This book] serves, in a way which no other city biography can claim to, as the historical analogy of urban America. -Urban Studies Written with intelligent elegance and candor... A fascinating book. -Times Literary Supplement


Packed with suggestive historical detail. -American Historical Review With a skillful use of carefully researched detail, Warner relates the transformation from a handicraft to a factory system of production to the pervasive quest for private gain, and shows how that basic objective restricted the city's response to such community needs as education, health, and welfare... His book is packed with suggestive historical detail. -American Historical Review [This book] serves, in a way which no other city biography can claim to, as the historical analogy of urban America. -Urban Studies Written with intelligent elegance and candor... A fascinating book. -Times Literary Supplement


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