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Title Upstream metropolis : an urban biography of Omaha and Council Bluffs / Lawrence H. Larsen [and others]
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 507 pages) : illustrations
Contents Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Can't Knock the Hustle: Individualism in Hip-Hop, Hoops, and the Drug Culture; 2. Peddling the Street: Gangsta Wannabes, Allen Iverson, and Black Masculinity; 3. Power Game: Ron Artest, Latrell Sprewell, and Politics in the NBA; 4. The Last White Superstar: Larry Legend and White Nostalgia; 5. My Dad Was a Military Man: Bob Knight, Paternalism, and Hoosier History; 6. The New Globetrotters: Why the NBA Outsources Talent; Conclusion; Bibliographic Essay
Summary From its birth as interdependent towns on the Missouri River frontier to its emergence as a metropolis straddling two states, Omaha-Council Bluffs has been one of the great urban construction projects in the nation's history. Upstream Metropolis provides the first comprehensive history of this unique urban region that ranks 60th among the 370 major metropolitan areas in the United States. Drawing on local newspapers and historical archives, the authors deliver an anecdote-rich account of how and why a large metropolitan area developed in this spot. They also explain why it grew so big-and no bigger-but could never have remained two small towns
Notes "A Bison original"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-479) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject City and town life -- Iowa -- Council Bluffs -- History.
City and town life -- Nebraska -- Omaha -- History.
Urbanization -- Iowa -- Council Bluffs -- History.
Urbanization -- Nebraska -- Omaha -- History.
Council Bluffs (Iowa) -- History.
Council Bluffs (Iowa) -- Social conditions.
Omaha (Neb.) -- History.
Omaha (Neb.) -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Larsen, Lawrence H. (Lawrence Harold), 1931-2017.
ISBN 080320602X (electronic bk.)
0803207557 (electronic bk.)
9780803206021 (electronic bk.)
9780803207554 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)