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By Xiangming Chen,Nick Bacon,Llana Barber,Janet Bauer,Tom Condon,Jack Dougherty,James R. Gomes,Clyde McKee,Ezra Moser,Jason Rojas,Michael Sacks,John Shemo,Louise Simmons,Andrew Walsh,Lyle Wray

Confronting city Legacy fills a severe lacuna in city scholarship. As just about all of the literature specializes in worldwide towns and megacities, smaller, secondary towns, which really carry nearly all of the world’s inhabitants, are both significantly misunderstood or unexamined of their entirety. This overlook not just biases students’ figuring out of social and spatial dynamics towards very huge worldwide towns but additionally keeps a void in scholars’ studying. This ebook in particular explores the transformative courting among globalization and concrete transition in Hartford, Connecticut, whereas together with the most important comparative chapters on different forgotten New England towns: Portland, Maine, besides Lawrence and Springfield, Massachusetts. Hartford’s transformation consists of a remarkable imprint of globalization that has been principally neglected: from its 17th century roots as New England first inland colonial payment, to its emergence as one of many world’s so much wealthy production and assurance metropolises, to its current configuration as one in every of America’s poorest post-industrial towns, which via nonetheless maintaining a globally profitable fireplace zone is however surrounded via one of many nation’s such a lot wealthy metropolitan areas.

The myriad of dilemmas confronting Hartford demands this booklet to take an interdisciplinary technique. The editors’ advent locations Hartford in a world comparative standpoint; half I presents wealthy historic delineations of the various rises and (not rather) falls of Hartford; half II bargains a vast modern therapy of Hartford via dissecting contemporary immigration and reading the demographic and academic dimensions of the city-suburban divide; and half III unpacks Hartford’s present social, fiscal, and political state of affairs and discusses what the town may well develop into. utilizing the teachings from this publication on Hartford and different underappreciated secondary towns in New England, city students, leaders, and citizens alike can achieve a couple of crucial insightsboth theoretical and sensible.

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