Pastoral Cities: Urban Ideals

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What has the city meant to Americans? James L. Machor explores this question in a provocative analysis of American responses to urbanization in the context of the culture s tendency to valorize nature and the rural world. Although much attention has been paid to American rural-urban relations, Machor focuses on a dimension largely overlooked by those seeking to explain American conceptions of the city. While urban historians and literary critics have explicitly or implicitly emphasized the opposition between urban and ...

Pastoral Cities: Urban Ideals 2004, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299112844

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