||The Americas in the twentieth-century world: challenges of urbanization and globalization / John Tutino -- Power, marginality, and participation in Mexico City, 1870-2000 / John Tutino -- The arc of formality in twentieth-century Rio de Janeiro / Bryan McCann -- Boom, echo, and splinter: citizenship and growth in Greater Buenos Aires / Mark Healey -- Montreal in the twentieth century: trajectories of a city under strains / Michèle Dagenais -- Generations of segregation: immigrant dreams and segregated lives in metropolitan Los Angeles / George J. Sanchez -- Energy capital and opportunity city: Houston in the twentieth century / Joseph a. Pratt and Martin V. Melosi -- Spatial, temporal, and institutional influences in New World cities / Martin V. Melosi.
||"For millennia, urban centers were pivots of power and trade that ruled and linked rural majorities. After 1950, explosive urbanization led to unprecedented urban majorities. That transformation--inextricably tied to rising globalization--changed almost everything for nearly everybody. New World Cities looks at six metropolises during the twentieth century--Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Montreal, Los Angeles, and Houston--exploring the challenges of explosive urbanization and the gains and limits of popular politics"-- Provided by publisher.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|ISBN||9781469648743 hardcover alkaline paper|
|ISBN||1469648741 hardcover ; alkaline paper|
|ISBN||9781469648750 paperback alkaline paper|
|ISBN||146964875X paperback ; alkaline paper|