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Author Larsen, Lawrence H. (Lawrence Harold), 1931-2017.
Title The urban South : a history / Lawrence H. Larsen.
Imprint Lexington, KY : University Press of Kentucky, [1990]

Author Larsen, Lawrence H. (Lawrence Harold), 1931-2017.
Series New perspectives on the South
New perspectives on the South.
Subject Urbanization -- Southern States -- History.
Cities and towns -- Southern States -- History.
Description 1 online resource (222 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables; Editor's Preface; Preface; 1. The Construction of Colonial Cities; 2. The Building of an Antebellum System; 3. The Ravages of Civil War and Reconstruction; 4. The Advent of the New South; Illustrations; 5. Holding the Line; 6. Depression, War, and Civil Rights; 7. An Urban Renaissance; Notes; Essay on Sources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Summary In this panoramic survey of urbanization in the American South from its beginnings in the colonial period through the ""Sunbelt"" era of today, Lawrence Larsen examines both the ways in which southern urbanization has paralleled that of other regions and the distinctive marks of ""southernness"" in the historical process. Larsen is the first historian to show that southern cities developed in ""layers"" spreading ever westward in response to the expanding transportation needs of the Cotton Kingdom. Yet in other respects, southern cities developed in much the same way as cities elsewhere in Amer.
ISBN 9780813163673 (electronic bk.)
0813163676 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 900345079
Additional Format Print version: Larsen, Lawrence H. Urban South : A History. Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015 9780813153452

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