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Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States

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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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Kenneth T. Jackson, Professor of History at Columbia University, is the author of The Ku Klux Klan in the City, 1915-1930; Cities in American History; and a number of other books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195049831
Subtitle:
The Suburbanization of the United States
Author:
Jackson, Kenneth T.
Author:
null, Kenneth T.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Suburban life
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
History, American | Cultural
Subject:
United States Social conditions.
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Number:
16
Series Volume:
712
Publication Date:
19870416
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
photos
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.03x5.35x.91 in. .76 lbs.

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