Crabgrass frontier : the suburbanization of the United States (Book, 1985) [Hayden Memorial Library @ Citrus College]
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Crabgrass frontier : the suburbanization of the United States

Crabgrass frontier : the suburbanization of the United States

Author: Kenneth T Jackson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the development of American suburbs, compares American residential patterns with those of Europe and Japan, and discusses how society's views of the metropolis have changed throughout history.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jackson, Kenneth T.
Crabgrass frontier.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1985
(OCoLC)1262051267
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth T Jackson
ISBN: 0195036107 9780195036107 9780195049831 0195049837
OCLC Number: 11785435
Performer(s): WJC Memorial to William Orthel.
Awards: Bancroft Prize, 1986.
Society of American Historians Francis Parkman Prize, 1986.
Description: x, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Suburbs as slums --
Transportation revolution and the erosion of the walking city --
Home, sweet home: the house and the yard --
Romantic suburbs --
Main line: elite suburbs and commuter railroads --
Time of the trolley --
Affordable homes for the common man --
Suburbs into neighborhoods: the rise and fall of municipal annexation --
New age of automobility --
Suburban development between the wars --
Federal subsidy and the suburban dream: how Washington changed the American housing market --
Cost of good intentions: the ghettoization of public housing in the United States --
Baby boom and the age of the subdivision --
Drive-in culture of contemporary America --
Loss of community in metropolitan America --
Retrospect and prospect.
Responsibility: Kenneth T. Jackson.

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The winner of the Bancroft Prize and the Francis Parkman Prize, this book is the first detailed history of suburban life in America from its origins to the drive-in culture of today.  Read more...
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