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Building Western Cities: A Review Essay
Colorado Heritage (1984)
  • Carl Abbott, Portland State University

Traces the historiography of the growth of cities in the western United States. Urban planning was first based on a visionary idealism that sought to transform the wilderness into civilization. Urban history must tie the growth of cities to social conditions, economic conditions, and politics.

  • Urbanization -- United States
Publication Date
March, 1984
Citation Information
Carl Abbott. "Building Western Cities: A Review Essay" Colorado Heritage Iss. 1 (1984)
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