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A lively history of the contested landscapes where the majority of Americans now live, Building Suburbia chronicles two centuries in the birth and development of Americas metropolitan regions.

From rustic cottages reached by steamboat to big box stores at the exit ramps of eight-lane highways, Dolores Hayden defines seven eras of suburban development since 1820. An urban historian and architect, she portrays housewives and politicians as well as designers and builders making the decisions that have generated Americas diverse suburbs. Residents have sought home, nature, and community in suburbia. Developers have cherished different dreams, seeking profit from economies of scale and increased suburban densities, while lobbying local and federal government to reduce the risk of real estate speculation. Encompassing environmental controversies as well as the complexities of race, gender, and class, Haydens fascinating account will forever alter how we think about the communities we build and inhabit.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Part One THE AMERICAN METROPOLITAN LANDSCAPE

One: The Shapes of Suburbia

Two: The Suburban City

Part Two HISTORIC PATTERNS IN THE LANDSCAPE

Three: Borderlands

Four: Picturesque Enclaves

Five: Streetcar Buildouts

Six: Mail-Order and Self-Built Suburbs

Seven: Sitcom Suburbs

Eight: Edge Nodes

Nine: Rural Fringes

Part Three THE NEXT SUBURBS

Ten: Nostalgia and Futurism

Eleven: The Importance of Older Suburbs

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375727214
Author:
Hayden, Dolores
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
101 ILLUSTRATIONS IN TEXT
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 1.05 in .8 lb

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