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Streetcar Suburbs The Process of Growth in Boston (1870-1900)

ISBN-10: 0674842111
ISBN-13: 9780674842113
Edition: 2nd 1978
Authors: Sam Bass Warner
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Book details

List price: $31.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1978
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1978
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

In the last third of the nineteenth century the American city grew from a crowded merchant town, in which neatly everybody walked to work, to the modern divided metropolis. The street railway created this division of the metropolis into an inner city of commerce and slums and an outer city of commuters' suburbs. This book tells who built the new city, and why, and how.

A City Divided
Who Built the Metropolis?
Common Ideas and Experiences
The Large Institutions
The Walking City
The Street Railways
Other Services to Home Builders
Common Patterns of Decision
The Three Towns
The Discipline of History and Geography
The Three Towns, 1870-1900
A Selective Melting Pot
The Street Railway and Class Building Patterns
The 1900 Segregation
Leave of Small Patterns
Central Dorchester
Tremont Street District
Roxbury Highlands
Regulation Without Laws
The Home Builders
The Grid Street and Frontage Lot
Suburban Architecture
The Consequences
Local Historian's Guide to Social Statistics
Tables
Bibliographical Note
Notes
Index

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