Crabgrass frontier : the suburbanization of the United States (Book, 1985) []
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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
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
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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