CUNY York College Urban Sociology Discussion

Question Description

I’m working on a sociology discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

Topic 5) Historical Stages of the United States’ Urbanization( My Peer’s Opinion ) The historical stages of the United States Urbanization include the preindustrial, industrial, metropolitan?megalopolitan stages. Preindustrial cities were smaller compared to today’s cities. The people in the cities segregated themselves according to class, ethnicity, and religion. In the United States, the industrial revolution drove cities to further develop and become more advanced. Lastly, as larger industrial cities spread across the country in the early 1900s, they formed metropolises, or large cities that include surrounding suburbs. These suburbs become significant cities themselves, having a strong geographic, economic, and cultural tie to their major city.


( My Opinion ) The historical stages in the US urbanization include the colonial period (1630 to 1812), the industrial period (1812 to 1920), the metropolitan period (1920 to 1960) and the restructuring and de-concentration of the settlement spaces with MCMR (1960).The industrial period is the second of the four stages of US urbanization. It happened between 1812 and 1920. After the revolutionary war that was marred by a great economic downturn, slavery was finally defeated. It however also meant a shift from the rural way of southern life to industrialized farming and manufacture. The period was characterized by land development, the rise of technology, the need and increase in manufacture and population mixing and migration among others.


Provide comments about a peer’s work on question 05, so long as that peer’s answer was done about a different stage than the one you wrote about.2) Overall length should be 120-200 words. 3) Use at least two (02) paragraphs. In the first, salute your peer and provide a general comment about his/her/their production. In the second, compare your peer’s stage to yours. Close with a general conclusion.