Crabgrass Frontier The Suburbanization of the United States
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Description: This first full-scale history of the development of the American suburb examines how "the good life" in America came to be equated with the a home of one's own surrounded by a grassy yard and located far from the urban workplace. Integrating social history with economic and architectural analysis, and taking into account such factors as the availability of cheap land, inexpensive building methods, and rapid transportation, Kenneth Jackson chronicles the phenomenal growth of the American suburb from the middle of the 19th century to the present day. He treats communities in every section of the U.S. and compares American residential patterns with those of Japan and Europe. In conclusion, Jackson offers a controversial prediction: that the future of residential deconcentration will be very different from its past in both the U.S. and Europe.
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Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/16/1987
Size: 7.91" wide x 5.31" long x 0.91" tall
|Suburbs as Slums|
|The Transportation Revolution and the Erosion of the Walking City|
|Home, Sweet Home: The House and the Yard|
|The Main Line: Elite Suburbs and Commuter Railroads|
|The Time of the Trolley|
|Affordable Homes for the Common Man|
|Suburbs into Neighborhoods: The Rise and Fall of Municipal Annexation|
|The New Age of Automobility|
|Suburban Development Between the Wars|
|Federal Subsidy and the Suburban Dream: How Washington Changed the American Housing Market|
|The Cost of Good Intentions: The Ghettoization of Public Housing in the United States|
|The Baby Boom and the Age of the Subdivision|
|The Drive-In Culture of Contemporary America|
|The Loss of Community in Metropolitan America|
|Retrospect and Prospect|