By Steven Conn
In this provocative and sweeping booklet, Conn explores the anti-urban impulse around the twentieth century, analyzing how the information born of it have formed either the areas within which americans dwell and paintings, and the anti-government politics so powerful at the present time. 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 events. : He describes the decentralist move 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 application of establishing new cities as a reaction to the city situation, illustrating how, by way of the center of the 20 th century, anti-urbanism used to be on the middle 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 critical analyzing for an individual who cares not only concerning the background of our towns, yet approximately their destiny as well.
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Americans Against the City: Anti-Urbanism in the Twentieth Century by Steven Conn