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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 9. Cities in the Cold War Era, 1952–1989
Chapter 9. Cities in the Cold War Era, 1952–1989

The period 1952 to 1989 begins with the Cold War and ends with the fall of the Soviet Union, during which time the United States became a suburban nation; a president, his brother, and the country's most influential civil rights leader were all assassinated; thousands of riots erupted in cities across the country; and the government committed ...

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