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St. Louis: The Evolution of an American Urban Landscape (Critical Perspectives on the Past)

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St. Louis's story stands for the story of all those cities whose ambitions and civic self-image, forged from the growth of the mercantile and industrial eras, have been dramatically altered over time. More dramatically, perhaps, than most — but in a manner shared by all — St. Louis's changing economic base, shifting population and altered landscape have forced scholars, policymakers, and residents alike to acknowledge the transiency of what once seemed inexorable metropolitan trends: concentration, growth, accumulated wealth, and generally improved well-being.<P>In this book, Eric Sandweiss scrutinizes the everyday landscape — streets, houses, neighborhoods and public buildings — as it evolved in a classic American city. Bringing to life the spaces that most of us pass without noticing, he reveals how the processes of dividing, trading, improving, and dwelling upon land are acts that reflect and shape social relations. From its origins as a French colonial settlement in the eighteenth century to the present day, St. Louis offers a story not just about how our past is diagramed in brick and asphalt, but also about the American city's continuing viability as a place where the balance of individual rights and collective responsibilities can be debated, demonstrated and adjusted for generations to come.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566398862
Author:
Sandweiss, Eric
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
City planning
Subject:
Public spaces
Subject:
Landscape changes
Subject:
Urban landscape architecture.
Subject:
Saint Louis
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Saint Louis (Mo.) History.
Subject:
City planning -- Missouri -- Saint Louis.
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Critical Perspectives on the Past (Paperback)
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.8 in

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