Early City Life

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Crabtree Publishing Company, 1983 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Topics covered;
The reasons why towns grew into cities: location, transportation, availability of goods and services
Cities offered their residents protection, shelter, communication systems, health care, education, jobs and business opportunities
City success stories
City government
Protection against fire and crime
Building and maintaining roads
Homes of the rich and the poor
Water, light and heat
Church, charity and education
The excitement of many cultures living together
The post office and newspapers
City transportation: taxis and trolleys
City jobs: the professions, factory workers, street peddlars and entertainers, domestic servants
Banking and business
Merchants and inventors
City problems
The pleasures of city life

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cities grow? 34 Taxis and trolleys
A5 Taxes for services 42 Sidewalk sales
The water supply

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About the author (1983)

Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.

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