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How Cities Won the West: Four Centuries of Urban Change in Western North America

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How Cities Won the West: Four Centuries of Urban Change in Western North America

How Cities Won the West: Four Centuries of Urban Change in Western North America
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press | ISBN: 0826333125 | edition 2008 | PDF | 357 pages | 4,98 mb

Cities rather than individual pioneers have been the driving force in the settlement and economic development of the western half of North America. Throughout the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, western urban centers served as starting points for conquest and settlement. As these frontier cities matured into metropolitan centers, they grew from imitators of eastern culture and outposts of eastern capital into independent sources of economic, cultural, and intellectual change.

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