For over a century, dark visions of moral collapse and social disintegration in American cities spurred an anxious middle class to search for ways to restore order. In this critically acclaimed book, Paul Boyer explores the links between the urban reforms of the Progressive era and the long efforts of prior generations to tame the cities. He integrates the ideologies of urban crusades with an examination of the careers and the mentalities of a group of vigorous activists.
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(235mm x 162mm x 27mm)
Harvard University Press
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Author Biography - Paul S. Boyer
Paul Boyer, Merle Curti Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.