Untimely Ruins: An Archaeology of American Urban Modernity, 1819-1919

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American ruins have become increasingly prominent, whether in discussions of urban blight and home foreclosures, in commemorations of 9/11, or in postapocalyptic movies. In this highly original book, Nick Yablon argues that the association between American cities and ruins dates back to a much earlier period in the nation s history. Recovering numerous scenes of urban desolation from failed banks, abandoned towns, and dilapidated tenements to the crumbling skyscrapers and bridges envisioned in science fiction and cartoons ...

Untimely Ruins: An Archaeology of American Urban Modernity, 1819-1919 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226946641

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Untimely Ruins: An Archaeology of American Urban Modernity, 1819-1919 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226946634

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