The American City: a Sourcebook of Urban Imagery edited by Anselm L. Strauss

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This set of readings presents useful insights into urbanization and provides a fresh perspective on American cities and their inhabitants. Advancing the premise that it is not possible to understand how people live in cities without understanding how they think of them, the editor presents historical and contemporary materials that illustrate vividly the variety of ways in which Americans have viewed their cities, and urbanization in general.

Aldine, 1968.
530 pp.
Hardcover. Very good in a good+ jacket.