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Nation of Nations A Concise Narrative of the American Republic Book Cover Image
Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Republic, 3/e
James West Davidson, Historian
William E. Gienapp, Harvard University
Christine Leigh Heyrman, University of Delaware
Mark H. Lytle, Bard College
Michael B. Stoff, University of Texas, Austin

The Rise of an Urban Order (1870-1900)

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to:

Explain why and how industrial cities grew.

Explain how modern cities remained integrated, functioning wholes.

Describe the urban political machine, including its cost and benefits.

Discuss the responses of reformers to urban blight.

Describe urban middle-class life and the effects of Victorian mores.

Explain the importance of mass education, mass entertainment, and mass distribution of goods.