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Reconsidering Trenton

The Small City in the Post-Industrial Age

Reconsidering Trenton by Steven M. Richman
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Trenton, like the state of New Jersey, is often maligned these days, but there was a time when Trenton was the fiftieth largest city in the United States and boasted worldwide leaders in the iron and steel, rubber, and pottery industries. Like many cities of its comparative size and prowess that came of age in the Industrial Revolution, Trenton diminished in the aftermath of World War II and has become, for many, one of the "lost cities"--a place of lessened population, abandoned houses, and shuttered factories. Featuring a series of meditative explorations on the essence of the American post-industrial city through the prism of Trenton, this book explores the city's history, architecture, parks, factories, and neighborhoods through text and image, highlighting the importance of such post-industrial cities.
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers; December 2010
299 pages; ISBN 9780786462230
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Title: Reconsidering Trenton
Author: Steven M. Richman