9780826333131-0826333133-How Cities Won the West: Four Centuries of Urban Change in Western North America (Histories of the American Frontier Series)

How Cities Won the West: Four Centuries of Urban Change in Western North America (Histories of the American Frontier Series)

ISBN-13: 9780826333131
ISBN-10: 0826333133
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Abbott, Carl
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Format: Paperback 357 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780826333131
ISBN-10: 0826333133
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Abbott, Carl
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Format: Paperback 357 pages

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Cities rather than individual pioneers have been the driving force in the settlement and economic development of the western half of North America. Throughout the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, western urban centers served as starting points for conquest and settlement. As these frontier cities matured into metropolitan centers, they grew from imitators of eastern culture and outposts of eastern capital into independent sources of economic, cultural, and intellectual change.

From the Gulf of Alaska to the Mississippi River and from the binational metropolis of San Diego-Tijuana to the Prairie Province capitals of Canada, Carl Abbott explores the complex urban history of western Canada and the United States. The evolution of western cities from stations for exploration and military occupation to contemporary entry points for migration and components of a global economy reminds us that it is cities that "won the West." And today, as cultural change increasingly moves from west to east, Abbott argues that the urban West represents a new center from which emerging patterns of behavior and changing customs will help to shape North America in the twenty-first century.

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