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 6. Cities in the Progressive Era, 1896–1929

Chapter 6. Cities in the Progressive Era, 1896–1929

In 1896 the United States was emerging out of a major economic depression, and 1929 marks the beginning of the Great Depression. The period between these two depressions saw the invention and mass production of the automobile and the radio; the election of two progressive reform presidents; U.S. intervention in World War I; the ratification ...

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