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Written by award-winning author David F. Marley, Historic Cities of the Americas</i> covers the hard-to-find information of these cities' earliest years, including the unique aspects of each region's economy and demography, such as the growth of local mining, trade, or industry. The chronological layout, aided by the numerous maps and photographs, reveals the exceptional changes, relocations, destruction, and transformations these cities endured to become the metropolises they are today.

Historic Cities of the Americas</i> provides over 70 extensively detailed entries covering the foundation and evolution of the most significant urban areas in the western hemisphere. Critically researched, this work offers a rare look into the times prior to Christopher Columbus' arrival in 1492 and explores the common difficulties overcome by these European-conquered or -founded cities as they flourished into some of the most influential locations in the world.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Cities and towns -- America -- History -- Encyclopedias.
City and town life -- America -- History -- Encyclopedias.
Urbanization -- America -- History -- Encyclopedias.