Synopses & Reviews
"Warner is in some ways almost unique among urban historians in the ways in which he has linked visual and cultural representations with socioeconomic analysis. The strength of The Urban Wilderness is its scope and reach and the author's willingness to take risks intellectually. This book is a work of passion and engagement."Margaret Marsh, author of Suburban Lives
Sam Bass Warner, Jr., examines the historical roots of the major economic and social problems facing the U.S. in the 1990s. He documents the efforts, both failed and successful, to provide for basic human needs in the urban context, especially for decent housing and health care. For this edition, Warner provides a new preface and Charles Tilly a new foreword.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-290) and index.
About the Author
Sam Bass Warner Jr. is Meyerhoff Professor of Environmental Studies Emeritus, Brandeis University. The author of Province of Reason and Streetcar Suburbs, he has taught Urban History at Boston University, Washington University, and the University of Michigan. Charles Tilly is Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Center for Studies of Social Change at The New School for Social Research. Among his many books is As Sociology Meets History.