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City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis

City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis

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Publisher n + 1
Publication Date 2015-05-12
Section New Titles - Paperback / Sociology
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780865478312

A collection of essays—historical and personal—about the present and future of American cities

Edited by Keith Gessen and Stephen Squibb, City by City is a collection of essays—historical, personal, and somewhere in between—about the present and future of American cities. It sweeps from Gold Rush, Alaska, to Miami, Florida, encompassing cities large and small, growing and failing. These essays look closely at the forces—gentrification, underemployment, politics, culture, and crime—that shape urban life. They also tell the stories of citizens whose fortunes have risen or fallen with those of the cities they call home.

A cross between Hunter S. Thompson, Studs Terkel, and the Great Depression-era WPA guides to each state in the Union, City by City carries this project of American storytelling up to the days of our own Great Recession.

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