Some History of St. Louis in the 19th Century
I've come back to tackle some of the stories of St. Louis in the early 19th century. This is a huge topic. Scholars write their thesis papers on issues I'll just begin to confront. I've investigated numerous sources for substantiation. The problem of urban decay is complex, and certainly not something that anyone can attribute to any one group or action. But one does begin to wonder how the cities of Europe have remained vibrant in their centers, while American cities have fallen apart. What differences in policies and attitudes have created this reality?