Growth, Cities, and Immigration: Crash Course US History #25
Lesson created by Nathanael Proctor using
Video from CrashCourse YouTube Channel
Here is a great video that introduces many of the topics related to changes in cities and urban form between 1840-1920. This time period is when city planning first started to establish itself as a profession.
Part 1 of The City Reader covers the same time period.
Fredrich Engels article "The Great Towns" written in 1845 describes the living conditions of the working class in Manchester, England.
Sam Bass Warner's article "Evolution and Transformation: The American Industrial Metropolis, 1840-1940" gives a great summary of the forces that helped shape American cities.