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City People: The Rise of Modern City Culture in Nineteenth-Century America Paperback – July 15, 1982

ISBN-13: 978-0195031942 ISBN-10: 0195031946

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (July 15, 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195031946
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195031942
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #787,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An excellent book for upper-level courses. It fills a real need."--Louis Kyriakoudes, University of North Carolina-Wilmington

"A thoroughly original work, laden with insights. It will be read with interest by anyone concerned with the development of the modern city."--Oscar Handlin, Harvard University

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Gunther Barth is at University of California, Berkeley.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By vanderwal on May 26, 2001
Format: Paperback
I constantly pull City People off my shelf to reread sections. The book takes snapshots from city spaces (including the press) and shows how these community places help form an understanding of society. The public spaces examined include the department store and the ball park. Barth ties the different spaces together through the press and how each of these components help enculture new members to this society. The ball parks for example give immigrants a central forum communicate with others and a common bond to share with others. The book is writing in a light scholarly format, but remains accessible and a good easy read.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn Severs on March 14, 2006
Format: Paperback
I had to read City People for my history class in college this year. I have never been much of a history buff (the only reason the course was taken was because it was required), but I have to say I was fairly impressed with this book. It's full of information, which is all organized quite nicely and very easy to find with just the chapter titles, and though it goes into almost too much details now and again, keeps the language easy to understand without making it feel Barth is "talking down" to you. I'd definately reccomend this book, whether you're a "history-oriented" person or not.
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By Kayla on June 23, 2014
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Tells a lot about how city life evolved and what it became about. Very good read and insightful; read it for a book review and I enjoyed the historical aspect.
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