Profiling the ten most populous cities in the United States during ten critical eras of political development, Cities in American Political History presents a unique singular focus on American cities, their government and politics, industry, commerce, labor, and race and ethnicity. This title analyzes the role that large cities from New York to Chicago to San Jose have played in U.S. politics and policymaking. Each entry is structured for straightforward comparison across issues and eras. The city profiles include basic data and statistics for the era and are accompanied by maps of each era and the largest cities at that time.
Chapter 1. Cities in the Revolutionary Era, 1776–1790
Chapter 2. Cities in the Early Republic, 1790–1828
The period from 1790 to 1828 was marked by the establishment of new government institutions such as a national bank, massive western expansion in terms of both population growth and the acquisition of new territory, the introduction into the Union of eight new states, the abolition of slavery in all of the northern states and ...