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Unformatted text preview: 1. Innovation of the city attracted country people who wanted a better life Workers had to live in crowded apartments (poorly designed) Problems with health and sanity of cities Dumbbell tenement houses a. 6-8 stories; jammed close to one another b. Poorly heated; communal toilets C. City Politics 1. Local government was fragmented and not useful 2. Urban political machines developed Local committeemen, captains, political boss Took favors, and were sketchy, but provided needed services D. Cities and the Environment 1. Cities were filthy and disease ridden 2....
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course HIST 106 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.
- Spring '08