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date: 24 October 2021

Urbanization. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Thomas J. SugrueThomas J. Sugrue

Over four centuries, the United States gradually emerged as a predominantly urban nation. Since 1920, a majority of Americans have lived in urban places. The process of urbanization—the growth and settlement of cities—has been the result of interactions among technological and economic change and such social processes as population growth, ... ...

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