By J. Matthew Gallman
Gallman examines how voters and policymakers in Philadelphia and Liverpool handled such matters as poverty, disorder, bad sanitation, crime, sectarian clash, and juvenile delinquency. via contemplating how towns of similar inhabitants and dimensions replied to related demanding situations, he sheds new mild on regularly occurring questions about detailed nationwide characteristics--without resorting to claims of "American exceptionalism." during this severe period of city improvement, English and American towns usually advanced in analogous methods, Gallman notes. yet yes the most important differences--in position, fabric stipulations, governmental constructions, and voluntaristic traditions, for example--inspired various techniques to city challenge fixing on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Receiving Erin's Children: Philadelphia, Liverpool, and the Irish Famine Migration, 1845-1855 by J. Matthew Gallman