Encyclopedia of Urban America
|Publication Date: 10/1998|
|Size: 8 1/2x11|
|Format|| ||Price|| ||ISBN-13|
|Hardcover|| ||$175.00|| ||978-0-87436-846-8|
The Cities and Suburbs
Neil Larry Shumsky, Editor
The term urban brings many images to mind—images of crime, poverty, homelessness, pollution, and overcrowding—and it speaks volumes about the prevalent attitudes Americans have toward cities. In recent years, negative images of the city have been reinforced, as people become more aware of the environmental consequences of economic growth.
With well over 300 contributors and 500 entries, Encyclopedia of Urban America: The Cities and Suburbs details selected major cities, suburbs, people, places, concepts, contemporary issues, history, and development of urban America. Topics range from problems typically associated with urban life such as crime, pollution, and congestion to the arts and humanities, social concerns, religion, infrastructure, key individuals, and economic issues.
Numerous illustrations, cross-references, bibliographies, a thematic locator, and a general index supplement a volume that will be a welcome addition to high school, college, and public libraries.
• Includes numerous illustrations, cross-references, bibliographies, and a thematic locator
• Over 300 contributors and 500 entries detail selected major cities, suburbs, people, places, concepts, contemporary issues, history, and development of urban America
Neil Larry Shumsky is associate professor of history at Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.