American City

Civic Wars: Democracy and Public Life in the American City during the Nineteenth Century [Repost]

Civic Wars: Democracy and Public Life in the American City during the Nineteenth Century by Mary P. Ryan
English | November 18, 1998 | ISBN: 0520216601 | 394 pages | PDF | 38 MB

Mary P. Ryan traces the fate of public life and the emergence of ethnic, class, and gender conflict in the nineteenth-century city in this ambitious retelling of a key period of American political and social history.
Civic Wars: Democracy and Public Life in the American City during the Nineteenth Century

Civic Wars: Democracy and Public Life in the American City during the Nineteenth Century by Mary P. Ryan
University of California Press; New Ed edition | November 18, 1998 | English | ISBN: 0520216601 | 394 pages | PDF | 38 MB

Mary P. Ryan traces the fate of public life and the emergence of ethnic, class, and gender conflict in the nineteenth-century city in this ambitious retelling of a key period of American political and social history. Basing her analysis on three quite different cities—New York, New Orleans, and San Francisco—Ryan illustrates how city spaces were used, understood, and fought over by a dazzling variety of social groups and political forces. She finds that the democratic exuberance America enjoyed in the 1820s and 1840s was irrevocably damaged by the Civil War. Civic life rebounded after the War but was, in Ryan's words, "less public, less democratic, and more visibly scarred by racial bigotry."
Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City (2010)

Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City (2010)
DVDRip | 720x480 | .MKV/AVC @ 1995 Kbps | 56mn 47s | Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 906 MiB
Genre: Documentary

Few individuals have had more impact on the American city than architect and planner Daniel Hudson Burnham. In the midst of late nineteenth century urban disorder, Burnham offered a powerful vision of what a civilized American city could look like that provided a compelling framework for Americans to make sense of the world around them. He built some of the first skyscrapers in the world, directed construction of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition that inspired the City Beautiful Movement, and created urban plans for San Francisco, Washington, DC, Chicago, Cleveland and Manila all before the profession of urban planning existed. In fact, some say that he invented it. His work sought to reconcile things often thought opposite: the practical and the ideal, business and art, and capitalism and democracy. At the center of it all was the idea of a vibrant urban community.
The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City

The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City (Chicago Visions and Revisions)
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press | ISBN: 0226764710 | edition 2006 | PDF | 184 pages | 2,3 mb

Arguably the most influential document in the history of urban planning, Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago, coauthored by Edward Bennett and produced in collaboration with the Commercial Club of Chicago, proposed many of the city’s most distinctive features, including its lakefront parks and roadways, the Magnificent Mile, and Navy Pier. CarlSmith’s fascinating history reveals the Plan’s central role in shaping the ways people envision the cityscape and urban life itself.

Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at Sept. 23, 2016
Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City

Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City by Jed Horne
English | 2006 | ISBN: 1400065526 | 432 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at April 10, 2016
The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City

Laura Tillman, "The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City"
English | ISBN: 150110425X, 147215214X | 2016 | 256 pages | EPUB, MOBI, AZW3 | 11 MB

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at April 10, 2016
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond, "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City"
English | ISBN: 0553447432, 024126085X | 2016 | 432 pages | EPUB, MOBI, AZW3 | 2 MB
New York and the First World War: Shaping an American City

New York and the First World War: Shaping an American City by Ross J. Wilson
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1472419499 | 259 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Invisible in Austin: Life and Labor in an American City  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at Oct. 2, 2015
Invisible in Austin: Life and Labor in an American City

Invisible in Austin: Life and Labor in an American City by Loïc Wacquant, Javier Auyero
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1477303642, 1477303650 | 280 pages | EPUB | 11 MB
From a Cause to a Style: Modernist Architecture's Encounter with the American City (repost)

From a Cause to a Style: Modernist Architecture's Encounter with the American City by Nathan Glazer
English | 2007 | ISBN: 0691129576 | 310 pages | PDF | 0,7 MB