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The CQ Press Guide to Urban Politics and Policy in the United States will bring the CQ Press reference guide approach to topics in urban politics and policy in the United States. If the old adage that “all politics is local” is even partially true, then cities are important centers for political activity and for the delivery of public goods and services. U.S. cities are diverse in terms of their political and economic development, demographic makeup, governance structures, and public policies. Yet there are some durable patterns across American cities, too. Despite differences in governance and/or geographic size, most cities face similar challenges in the management of public finances, the administration of public safety, and education. And all U.S. cities have a similar legal status ...

Cities in the Early Republic
Cities in the Early Republic
DavidSchley

The Early Republic (1783 to 1861) was a period of significant change for American cities. While the United States as a whole remained an overwhelmingly rural nation, its major cities emerged as financial, cultural, and political centers, exerting an influence on American society far greater than their share of the ...

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