North_American_Cities - North American Cities Term and...

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North American Cities Term and Concepts Historical Information
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Major terms: Hinterlands Land rent Residential Homogeneity Social Ecology Urban Growth Machine Carriage suburb New towns Megalopolis Galactic Cities Headquarter cities Counterurbanization, Rustbelt, Snowbelt Sunbelt, Edge Cities, Racial Steering
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During the 1800s, North American cities were mainly commercial centers specializing in trade between their hinterlands and Europe. Building were small and undifferentiated, and were usually, houses, ie., banking houses, warehouses, etc. Very little interurban transportation existed except carts and carriages.
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There were few innovations in untraurban transportation until the late l850s. The advent of the steamboat make possible two-direction river trade and thus a better connected urban system. Many smaller Atlantic ports stagnated as trade was increasingly concentrated in major cities such as New York and Boston.
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New waves of immigration from Ireland
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2009 for the course ISS 320 taught by Professor Houranni during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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