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Warner, Sam Bass 1928-

Works: 64 works in 316 publications in 1 language and 11,767 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Biography  Case studies  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Exhibition catalogs  Local history  Census data 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Redactor
Classifications: HT123, 307.760973
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Most widely held works about Sam Bass Warner
Most widely held works by Sam Bass Warner
Streetcar suburbs : the process of growth in Boston, 1870-1900 by Sam Bass Warner( Book )

46 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the growth in Boston from 1870 to 1900 and discusses the role the streetcar played in this growth. Argues that the streetcar divided the inner city of commerce and slums from the outer suburbs of commuters. Includes black-and-white maps, charts, and photographs
The urban wilderness : a history of the American city by Sam Bass Warner( Book )

30 editions published between 1972 and 2018 in English and held by 2,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Bass Warner, Jr. has been enlightening Americans about their urban heritage for thirty-five years. In 1962, Streetcar Suburbs told us about Boston's rail-led expansion beyond the two-mile-radius pedestrian city of the 1850s, illustrating the story with one chart, eleven maps, and sixty-six photographs. In 1968 The Private City arrived, a richly illustrated and more quantitative study of Philadelphia from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. The year 1977 brought The Way We Really Live , a set of lectures on Boston's history that combined slides, statistics, and sage reflections a sort of backdrop for Province of Reason (1984), which presented biographies of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Bostonians
American urban form : a representative history by Sam Bass Warner( )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American urban form--the spaces, places, and boundaries that define city life--has been evolving since the first settlements of colonial days. The changing patterns of houses, buildings, streets, parks, pipes and wires, wharves, railroads, highways, and airports reflect changing patterns of the social, political, and economic processes that shape the city. In this book, Sam Bass Warner and Andrew Whittemore map more than three hundred years of the American city through the evolution of urban form. They do this by offering an illustrated history of "the City"--A hypothetical city that exemplifies the American city's transformation from village to merchant seaport, industrial city, multicentered metropolis, and, finally, regional metropolis that participates in both the local and the global. The book thereby offers a yardstick against which readers can measure the history of their own cities. Warner and Whittemore have constructed their hypothetical City from the histories of Boston, Philadelphia, and New York, focusing on commonalities that make up key patterns in American urban development. In an engaging text accompanied by Whittemore's detailed, meticulous drawings, they chart the City's changing boundaries, densities, building styles, transportation infrastructures, and population patterns. Planning for the future of cities, they remind us, requires an understanding of the forces that shaped the city's past; these are the tools of urban change. The city's protean, ever-changing nature offers each generation a fresh chance to reform (and re-form) it."--Jacket
The private city : Philadelphia in three periods of its growth by Sam Bass Warner( Book )

39 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author claims that twentieth-century America presents to the historian a picture of endlessly repeated failures. To explore the historical reasons for these failures, the author examines the history of a single city--Philadelphia. Selecting three periods, 1770-1780, 1830-1860, and 1920-1930, the author follows the history of the city from the nation{u2019}s founding to the eve of the Great Depression
Planning for a nation of cities by Sam Bass Warner( Book )

26 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American experiment : perspectives on 200 years by Sam Bass Warner( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Province of reason by Sam Bass Warner( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restorative gardens : the healing landscape by Nancy Gerlach-Spriggs( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book ends with a plea to make gardens - rather than the shopping mall atria so often seen in newly renovated hospitals - a vital part of the medical milieu
Greater Boston : adapting regional traditions to the present by Sam Bass Warner( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From eastern Massachusetts to southern New Hampshire, five million people call greater Boston home. Drawing on more than thirty years as a resident of the region himself, renowned urban historian Sam Bass Warner, Jr., reveals a vibrant, ethnically diverse American metropolis, a mixture of cities and small wooded towns, a region built on tradition, yet able to keep pace and set trends in the modern world."--Jacket
Measurements for social history by Sam Bass Warner( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imaging the city : continuing struggles and new directions( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planners face a controversial task because their professional role requires them to be spokespersons for the public interest. In a welter of conflicting pictures and voices, how might the public interest be discovered? Once identified, how might it be expressed so that competing publics attend to it? There are no easy answers, but the experience of planners today suggests ways of working and innovations of promise. The focus on planning practice prompted the editors to analyze images that are now at work in our cities. For Vale and Warner, all city design and constructions offer material that people should include in images of their environment. The built and building city are part of the experience of all city dwellers; it is theirs to incorporate, interpret, or ignore. Essays included in this text trace the interplay between physical objects of planners and architects and the social experience and outlooks of image makers and their audiences. Imaging the City explores urban image making from civic boosterism of medieval cities to iconic imagery of Times Square. Vale and Warner bring together urban historians, geographers, city planners, architects, and cultural commentators to analyze the creation of urban imagery from the signature skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur to the re-creation of the South Bronx and the use of city images in film, literature, television, and on the Internet. Urban dwellers, urban planners, architects, municipal officials, sociologists, urban historians--all will perceive their worlds with a heightened sense of awareness after reading this book
To dwell is to garden : a history of Boston's community gardens by Sam Bass Warner( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streetcar suburbs: the process of growth in Boston, 1870-1900 by Sam Bass Warner( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and the role of the city in American life by Arthur Mann( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A city comes of age : Chicago in the 1890s by Susan E Hirsch( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mapping Boston by Alex Krieger( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To the attentive user even the simplest map can reveal not only where things are but how people perceive and imagine the spaces they occupy. Mapping Boston is an exemplar of such creative attentiveness - bringing the history of one of America's oldest and most beautiful cities alive through the maps that have depicted it over the centuries." "The book includes both historical maps of the city and maps showing the gradual emergence of the New England region from the imaginations of explorers to a form that we would recognize today. Each map is accompanied by a full description and by a short essay offering an insight into its context. The topics of these vignettes by Anne Mackin include people both familiar and unknown, landmarks, and events that were significant in shaping the landscape or life of the city. A highlight of the book is a series of new maps detailing Boston's growth."--Jacket
Writing local history : the use of social statistics by Sam Bass Warner( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who we are : a history of popular nationalism by Robert H Wiebe( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did educated Westerners make an enemy of an inspiration that has changed the lives of billions? Why is nationalism synonymous with atavism, fanaticism, xenophobia, and bloodshed? In this book, Robert Wiebe argues that we too often conflate nationalism with what states do in its name. By indiscriminately blaming it for terrorism, ethnic cleansing, and military thuggery, we avoid reckoning with nationalism for what it is: the desire among people who believe they share a common ancestry and destiny to live under their own government on land sacred to their history. For at least a century and a half, nationalism has been an effective answer to basic questions of identity and connection in a fluid world. It quiets fears of cultural disintegration and allows people to pursue closer bonds and seek freedom. By looking at nationalism in this clearer light and by juxtaposing it with its two great companion and competitor movements--democracy and socialism--Wiebe is able to understand nationalism's deep appeal and assess its historical record. Because Europeans and their kin abroad monopolized nationalism before World War I, Wiebe begins with their story, identifying migration as a motive force and examining related developments in state building, race theory, church ambition, and linguistic innovation. After case studies of Irish, German, and Jewish nationalism, Wiebe moves to the United States. He discusses America's distinctive place in transatlantic history, emphasizing its liberal government, cultural diversity, and racism. He then traces nationalism's spread worldwide, evaluating its adaptability and limits on that adaptability. The state-dominated nationalism of Japan, Turkey, and Mexico are considered, followed by Pan-Africanism and Nigeria's anticolonial-postcolonial nationalism. Finally, Wiebe shows how nationalism became integrated into a genuinely global process by the 1970s, only to find itself competing at a disadvantage with god- and gun-driven alternatives. This book's original answers to imperative questions will meet with deep admiration and controversy. They will also change the terms on which nationalism is debated for years to come
Socio-Economic Indicators for Functional Urban Regions in the United States, 1820-1970 by Sam Bass Warner( )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study provides social, demographic, and economic data on the United States population compiled from ICPSR holdings of county-level census materials and enhanced with information obtained from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the United States Department of Commerce. County-level socioeconomic indicators were aggregated and reported for 171 functional urban regions encompassing the entire contiguous United States. These regions, established in the early 1960s by BEA, comprise whole counties surrounding a central Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area node that served as a recipient location of work commuting or a center of newspaper circulation, wholesale trade, or banking transactions. Total population counts, proportions of adults, males, African-Americans, and foreign-born, measures of population change, number of persons per household, and per capita values of manufactured and farm products are listed for census years between 1820-1970. For some years, data on per capita income were obtained from BEA publications. The study also includes derived measures computed by the principal investigators, such as logarithmic values of population totals, Z-scores of most of the basic indicators, and measures of decadal population growth for each region normalized by the rate of population growth for the nation as a whole. A description of the methods employed in computing these variables, as well as a report of the initial analysis using these data, is found in Sam Bass Warner, Jr. and Sylvia Fleisch, "The Past of Today's Present: A Social History of America's Metropolises, 1960-1860," JOURNAL OF URBAN HISTORY 3,1 (November 1976), 3-118 ... Cf.:
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The urban wilderness : a history of the American city
The urban wilderness : a history of the American cityThe private city : Philadelphia in three periods of its growthRestorative gardens : the healing landscapeGreater Boston : adapting regional traditions to the presentImaging the city : continuing struggles and new directionsStreetcar suburbs: the process of growth in Boston, 1870-1900Mapping BostonWho we are : a history of popular nationalism
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