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Teaford, Jon C.

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Works: 18 works in 132 publications in 2 languages and 11,010 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Book reviews 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Jon C Teaford
Cities of the heartland : the rise and fall of the industrial Midwest by Jon C Teaford( )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 2,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1880s and '90s, the rise of manufacturing, the first soaring skyscrapers, new symphony orchestras and art museums, and winning baseball teams all heralded the midwestern city's coming of age. In this book, Jon C. Teaford chronicles the development of these cities of the industrial Midwest as they challenged the urban supremacy of the East. The antebellum growth of Cincinnati to Queen City status was followed by its eclipse, as St. Louis and then Chicago developed into industrial and cultural centers. During the second quarter of the twentieth century, emerging Sunbelt cities began to rob the heartland of its distinction as a boom area. In the last half of the century, however, midwestern cities have suffered some of their most trying times. With the 1970s and '80s came signs of age and obsolescence; the heartland had become the "rust belt."" "Teaford examines the complex "heartland consciousness" of the industrial Midwest through boom and bust. Geographically, economically, and culturally, the midwestern city is "a legitimate subspecies of urban life.--[book jacket]
The rise of the states : evolution of American state government by Jon C Teaford( )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The metropolitan revolution : the rise of post-urban America by Jon C Teaford( )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and Swedish and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Teaford surveys metropolitan areas from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt and the way in which postwar social, racial, and cultural shifts contributed to the decline of the central city as a hub of work, shopping, transportation, and entertainment."--Jacket
The twentieth-century American city : problem, promise, and reality by Jon C Teaford( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the twentieth century, the city was deemed a problematic space, one that Americans urgently needed to improve. Although cities from New York to Los Angeles served as grand monuments to wealth and enterprise, they also reflected the social and economic fragmentation of the nation. Race, ethnicity, and class splintered the metropolis both literally and figuratively, thwarting efforts to create a harmonious whole. The urban landscape revealed what was right—and wrong—with both the country and its citizens’ way of life. In this thoroughly revised edition of his highly acclaimed book, Jon C. Teaford updates the story of urban America by expanding his discussion to cover the end of the twentieth century and the first years of the next millennium. A new chapter on urban revival initiatives at the close of the century focuses on the fight over suburban sprawl as well as the mixed success of reimagining historic urban cores as hip new residential and cultural hubs. The book also explores the effects of the late-century immigration boom from Latin America and Asia, which has complicated the metropolitan ethnic portrait. Drawing on wide-ranging primary and secondary sources, Teaford describes the complex social, political, economic, and physical development of US urban areas over the course of the long twentieth century. Touching on aging central cities, technoburbs, and the ongoing conflict between inner-city poverty and urban boosterism, The Twentieth-Century American City offers a broad, accessible overview of America’s persistent struggle for a better city. Jon C. Teaford is professor emeritus of history at Purdue University. He is the author of Rough Road to Renaissance: Urban Revitalization in America, 1940–1985, The Metropolitan Revolution: The Rise of Post-Urban America, and The American Suburb: The Basics. "Teaford has written an exceptionally useful book for undergraduate teaching. His discussion of American cities in the twentieth century is built around clear interpretive themes that students should quickly recognize and to which they can reasonably be asked to respond... This is a book well designed for undergraduate use." — History Teacher "A lively, thoughtful, and well-written book that should prove to be exciting for the undergraduate student and useful also for the well-read scholar." — History "This book has value for all students of modern urban America. Do I plan to use it for my own urban history course? Yes, most definitely." — Indiana Magazine of History "The book has much to recommend it as a supplementary textbook for a number of urban and historical geography courses." — Progress in Human Geography
City and suburb : the political fragmentation of metropolitan America, 1850-1970 by Jon C Teaford( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The municipal revolution in America : origins of modern urban government, 1650-1825 by Jon C Teaford( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rough road to renaissance : urban revitalization in America, 1940-1985 by Jon C Teaford( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unheralded triumph : city government in America, 1870-1900 by Jon C Teaford( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-suburbia : government and politics in the edge cities by Jon C Teaford( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American suburb : the basics by Jon C Teaford( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McEnery, Samuel Douglas by Jon C Teaford( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

State administrative agencies and the cities, 1890-1920 by Jon C Teaford( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The place of the Negro in white society : the constitutional period in Ohio by Jon C Teaford( )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Toward a Christian nation: religion, law and justice Strong by Jon C Teaford( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Suburbs, city building, and capitalism by Jon C Teaford( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cities of the Heartland: The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Midwest (Midwestern history and culture) by Jon C Teaford( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Special legislation and the cities, 1865-1900 by Jon C Teaford( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Þmetropolitan revolution : the rise of post-urban America( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cities of the heartland : the rise and fall of the industrial Midwest
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The rise of the states : evolution of American state governmentThe metropolitan revolution : the rise of post-urban AmericaThe twentieth-century American city : problem, promise, and realityThe rough road to renaissance : urban revitalization in America, 1940-1985Post-suburbia : government and politics in the edge citiesThe American suburb : the basicsThe Þmetropolitan revolution : the rise of post-urban America
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English (130)

Swedish (1)