By Steven Conn
In this provocative and sweeping e-book, Conn explores the anti-urban impulse around the twentieth century, reading how the guidelines born of it have formed either the locations during which americans dwell and paintings, and the anti-government politics so robust this day. starting within the booming business towns of the innovative period on the flip of the 20 th century, the place debate surrounding those questions first arose, Conn examines the development of anti-urban pursuits. : He describes the decentralist flow of the Nineteen Thirties, the try to revive the yank small city within the mid-century, the anti-urban foundation of city renewal within the Fifties and '60s, and the Nixon administration's software of establishing new cities as a reaction to the city quandary, illustrating how, through the center of the twentieth century, anti-urbanism was once on the heart of the politics of the hot correct. Concluding with an exploration of the hot Urbanist experiments on the flip of the twenty first century, Conn demonstrates the whole 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 necessary studying for somebody who cares not only in regards to the historical past of our towns, yet approximately their destiny as well.
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