growth of cities in the American northeast, 1820-1870

by Jeffrey G. Williamson

Publisher: University Press of Wisconsin Press, Graduated Program in Economic History in [Madison, Wisc.]

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Statement[by] Jeffrey G. Williamson andJoseph Swanson.
SeriesExplorations in Entrepreneurial History -- vol.4, no.1, Supplement
ContributionsSwanson, Joseph A.
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Western cities grew particularly fast. Between andLouisville's population climbed from 1, to 10, The chief cause of the increase was the migration of sons and daughters away from farms and villages.

The growth of commerce drew thousands of farm children to the cities to work as bookkeepers, clerks, and salespeople. 'Jeffrey G. Williamson and Joseph A. Swanson, ',The Growth of, Cities in the American Northeast, ," Explorations in Entrepreneurial History, 2d ser, (Supplement, ), p., Subsequent page references to this paper are given between brackets in the text.

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Between andcities in the United States grew at a dramatic rate. Owing most of their population growth to the expansion of industry, U.S. cities grew by about 15 million people in the two decades before Totally free Books, whether British Economic Growth PDF eBooks or in other format, are obtainable in a heap on the web.

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The nation's population was small and scattered over a vast geographical area--just million incompared to. Inthere were only two American cities with a population of more than ,; bythere were six, and three of these — New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia — boasted over one million inhabitants.

Roughly 40 percent of Americans lived in cities and the number was climbing. City enterprise, backed by city money, looking for new products to sell and new markets to sell to, was a powerful force in peopling the country (Jackson & Schultz, a, p.

The purpose of this study is to explore the major problems which the American cities faced in the late nineteenth century and how their dwellers resolved them. The growth of eastern cities depended just as much on the transportation revolution as did the building of new cities in the west.

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In the year the United States was a fledgling nation. By the time the century ended we had expanded westward exponentially, stamped our imprint as the major power in the Western hemisphere, revolutionized our economy from agriculture to manufacturing, and suffered the schism of a civil war that nearly brought the nation as conceived by our forefathers to an end.

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He built a cotton-spinning mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, soon run by water-power. Over the next decade textiles was the dominant industry in the country, with hundreds of companies created.

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The Northeastern United States, also referred to as the American Northeast or simply the Northeast, is a geographical region of the United States bordered to the north by Canada, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the southern United States, and to the west by the Midwestern United Northeast is one of the four regions defined by the United States Census Bureau for.

an increased number of Americans moved from the cities and rural areas to the suburbs, exacerbating a process that had its antecedents in the pre-war world but found its greatest expression in the post-war climate of demobilization and economic growth that followed V-E and V-J Days.

In fact “eighteen of the nation’s top twenty-five cities. Growth of Cities. - The decades before and after were a period of enormous transformation in the physical locations of Americans.

Demographers typically distinguish two modes of living. For the majority of cities in North America, the most recent official population census results, estimates or short-term projections date to This list compiles figures for all North American cities with a population within city limits exceedingthat year.

These figures do not reflect the population of the urban agglomeration or metropolitan area which typically do not coincide. American Economic Growth discussed below, which grew up in the Northeast as part of the revolution in the textile industry, did not stretch fully into the South.

By the end of the 19th century the United States stood atop the world in terms of industrial progress. New York City would become the financial capital of the world. The American Northeast in the s: Follow Us. The Northeast; The Growth. Throughout the nineteenth century, more Americans lived on farms and in other rural areas than in cities.

Nevertheless, in the early national period, cities attracted many Americans, eager for adventure, or searching for work.

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While the first phase of the industrial revolution, which took.APUSH Chapter The Growth of Cities and American Culture () study guide by dmesmer includes 72 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more.

Quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. Like the Texas cities, these areas enjoy lower costs than the Northeast or California, notably for housing, and tend to be pro-business.

All are experiencing significant population growth.