Unformatted text preview: Skyscrapers In 1920, Census showed more Americans lived in cities than rural areas for 1 st time Urban Politics Machine Politics -based on patronage of the boss-Party Clubhouses and Saloons-Provided needed social services and work (it worked)-But a wasteful corruption of the political system-Why US? -Universal male suffrage (and easy naturalization) before city service provision Urban Culture New Forms of Leisure:-Vaudeville (form of theatre took place in neighborhoods. It is like a variety show)-Movie houses (new form of cultural entertainment=movies)(situated in immigrated urban centres)-Dance halls-Amusement parks...
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course HIST 104A taught by Professor Hanson during the Fall '08 term at Binghamton.
- Fall '08
- Civil War