Miami In The 20th Century

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INTRODUCTION In this paper, we are to discuss the development trajectory of Miami, from geographic, economic and cultural perspectives through four historic events. This seaport city at the southeastern corner of Florida, U.S., has grown from a citrus farm to a world city rapidly in a century. Through the case of Miami, we will also illustrate the success of balancing urbanization and natural conservation. MIAMI’S RISE TO WORLD CITY Miami did not come into the world’s attention until the 20th century. However, Miami transformed itself to a hub of business and finance, press, entertainment, arts and trades within a century. Local The earliest settlements were of indigenous Native American tribes dating back to B.C., and yet the first historic

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