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date: 22 July 2019

Globalization and the American City 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History
Betsy A. BeasleyBetsy A. Beasley

Even before the nation’s founding, cities were sites of global circulation. In urban ports, colonial settlers, indentured servants, and enslaved people arrived from across the Atlantic, while American crops were shipped to markets overseas. Urban dwellers bought goods manufactured far beyond the colonies, while foreign investment built American infrastructure. At no point in its history was the American city anything but “global.”... ...

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