Ch. 11 Analysis

Ch. 11 Analysis - Chad Williams Urban Social Crisis Micah...

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Chad Williams Urban Social Crisis Micah Program Chapter Summary Ch. 11 Summary In Chapter 11, Beauregard focuses a great deal of his context into discerning the meaning behind discourse during urban social decline, specifically after World War II. As Beauregard said, “There will never be one true story of urban decline, but that should not discourage us from attempting to pin down its meanings or form pursuing coherent and compelling interpretations.” To begin, Beauregard revisits the historical context of the urban city during the early 20 th century. Cities began to grow prosperously up until the 1920’s, while growth staggered and eventually ceases during the 1930’s and 1940’s. However, as time went on, the urban city once again found new life in the 1980’s, yet was short-lived with the economic downturn of the 1990’s. From my own, personal perspective, such a trend reminds me of typical economic patterns found in American society. For example, this shift between decay and prosperity most clearly reminds me of the history of “bull” and
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 300 taught by Professor Sowell during the Spring '08 term at Saint Louis.

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