The Resource A community in search of itself; : a case history of Cairo, Illinois, [by] Herman R. Lantz. Foreword by Oscar Handlin

A community in search of itself; : a case history of Cairo, Illinois, [by] Herman R. Lantz. Foreword by Oscar Handlin

Label
A community in search of itself; : a case history of Cairo, Illinois
Title
A community in search of itself;
Title remainder
a case history of Cairo, Illinois
Statement of responsibility
[by] Herman R. Lantz. Foreword by Oscar Handlin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cairo, Illinois, at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, was a city favored by geography and climate. It was founded in the early 1800s on great expectations. Its location at the head of major rivers navigable both summer and winter and its proximity to coal fields generated predictions that Cairo would soon surpass Louisville, Cincinnati, St. Louis, and even Chicago. Yet it failed to realize the success its promoters believed inevitable. Using mainly primary sources such as newspapers, city council records, and census data, Herman R. Lantz has traced the history of the city and has pinpointed the economic, social, and psychological factors that helped to retard Cairo's progress while other cities with the same, or even fewer, advantages flourished. The result is an important socio-historical contribution that attempts to explore the process of community failure in the perspective of national success
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lantz, Herman R
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HC108.C15
  • HT151
LC item number
  • L33
  • .L3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • statistics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cairo (Ill.)
  • Cairo (Ill.)
  • Cairo (Ill.)
  • Illinois
  • Economic history
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
Label
A community in search of itself; : a case history of Cairo, Illinois, [by] Herman R. Lantz. Foreword by Oscar Handlin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [220]-[230]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Purpose and overview -- The early years -- River transshipments and railroads -- Efforts to revive the economy -- The economy of liquor and vice -- Political development -- Failure in process -- Flooding and seep water -- Power, dependency, alientation and resignation -- The present and the future
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780809305162
Lccn
77156781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00241234
  • (OCoLC)ocm00241234
Label
A community in search of itself; : a case history of Cairo, Illinois, [by] Herman R. Lantz. Foreword by Oscar Handlin
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [220]-[230]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Purpose and overview -- The early years -- River transshipments and railroads -- Efforts to revive the economy -- The economy of liquor and vice -- Political development -- Failure in process -- Flooding and seep water -- Power, dependency, alientation and resignation -- The present and the future
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780809305162
Lccn
77156781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00241234
  • (OCoLC)ocm00241234

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