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How Cities Won the West
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From the Gulf of Alaska to the Mississippi River and from the binational metropolis of San Diego-Tijuana to the Prairie Province capitals of Canada, Carl Abbott explores the complex urban history of western Canada and the United States.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. vi-vii
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  1. List of Tables
  2. p. viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. INTRODUCTION: All Roads Lead to Fresno
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 1: Outposts of Empires
  2. pp. 17-30
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  1. TRANSITIONS: Building a West of Cities, 1840–1940
  2. pp. 31-38
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  1. 2: Across the Wide Mississippi
  2. pp. 39-54
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  1. 3: The First Pacific Century
  2. pp. 55-73
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  1. 4: Inland Empire Cities
  2. pp. 74-87
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  1. 5: Garden Cities
  2. pp. 88-99
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  1. 6: Smokestack Frontiers
  2. pp. 100-114
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  1. 7: Money in the Air
  2. pp. 115-131
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  1. 8: Cities of Homes
  2. pp. 132-149
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  1. 9: Water, Power, Progress
  2. pp. 150-162
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  1. TRANSITIONS: The Metropolitan West since 1940
  2. pp. 163-168
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  1. 10: Wars and Rumors of War
  2. pp. 169-185
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  1. 11: Progress and Prejudice
  2. pp. 186-202
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  1. 12: The Politics of Diversity
  2. pp. 203-218
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  1. 13: Reshaping the Metropolis
  2. pp. 219-236
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  1. 14: Transnational Urbanism
  2. pp. 237-255
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  1. 15: The Long Arm of the Metropolitan West
  2. pp. 256-272
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  1. CONCLUSION: Urban Frontiers
  2. pp. 273-290
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 291-320
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  1. Bibliographical Essay
  2. pp. 321-334
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 335-347
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  1. Back Cover
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