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Unplanned Suburbs: Toronto's American Tragedy, 1900 to 1950 (Creating the North American Landscape)

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It is widely believed that only the growth of mass suburbs after World War II brought suburban living within reach of blue-collar workers, immigrants, and racial minorities. But in this original and intensive study of Toronto, Richard Harris shows that even prewar suburbs were socially and ethnically diverse, with a significant number of lower-income North American families making their homes on the urban fringe. In the United States and Canada, lack of planning set the stage for a uniquely North American tragedy. Unplanned Suburbs serves as a reminder of the dangers of unchecked suburban growth.

Synopsis:

This is an outstanding book... What Richard Harris has done is to add a completely new dimension to North American urban history... This is a great step forward for Canadian urban history, and indeed for American history as a whole. — Anthony R. Sutcliffe, Cities

The book is remarkable for its breadth, depth, and accuracy... Unplanned Suburbs stands out... impressively as an excellent historical research primer. — APA Journal

Harris tells a nearly forgotten story... If he is right about Toronto's suburban history being typical of North America, an entire chapter of it — the owner-built blue-collar suburb — has simply dropped out of memory. — Planning

This book demonstrates great commitment to the subject, impressive research skills, and engaging reporting... Get it and read it. — Canadian Journal of Urban Research

Harris's study... is based on first-rate scholarship and should make an impact among urban historians and geographers. — Journal of Urban Design

This very readable volume makes a significant contribution... that will be of interest to those in the fields of urban planning, housing, urban sociology, and urban history. — Urban Studies

A superb study of working-class suburbanization... — Journal of Social History

It is widely believed that only the growth of mass suburbs after World War II brought suburban living within reach of blue-collar workers, immigrants, and racial minorities. But in this original and intensive study of Toronto, Richard Harris shows that even prewar suburbs were socially and ethnically diverse, with a significant number of lower-income North American families making their homes on the urban fringe. In the United States and Canada, lack of planning set the stage for a uniquely North American tragedy. Unplanned Suburbs serves as a reminder of the dangers of unchecked suburban growth.

Synopsis:

"This is an outstanding book...What Richard Harris has done is to add a completely new dimension to North American urban history." — Anthony R. Sutcliffe, Cities<P>"The book is remarkable for its breadth, depth, and accuracy...Unplanned Suburbs stands out...impressively as an excellent historical research primer." — APA Journal<P>"Harris tells a nearly forgotten story...If he is right about Toronto's suburban history being typical of North America, an entire chapter of it — the owner-built blue-collar suburb — has simply dropped out of memory." — Planning

Description:

Includes bibliographical references: p. [297]-348.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801862823
Author:
Harrison, Richard
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
Suburbs
Subject:
Toronto Suburban Area
Subject:
Banlieues
Subject:
Toronto, Banlieue de
Subject:
Political Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Creating the North American Landscape Paperback
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9.20x6.09x1.02 in. 1.38 lbs.

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Unplanned Suburbs: Toronto's American Tragedy, 1900 to 1950 (Creating the North American Landscape)
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Product details 376 pages Johns Hopkins University Press - English 9780801862823 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This is an outstanding book... What Richard Harris has done is to add a completely new dimension to North American urban history... This is a great step forward for Canadian urban history, and indeed for American history as a whole. — Anthony R. Sutcliffe, Cities

The book is remarkable for its breadth, depth, and accuracy... Unplanned Suburbs stands out... impressively as an excellent historical research primer. — APA Journal

Harris tells a nearly forgotten story... If he is right about Toronto's suburban history being typical of North America, an entire chapter of it — the owner-built blue-collar suburb — has simply dropped out of memory. — Planning

This book demonstrates great commitment to the subject, impressive research skills, and engaging reporting... Get it and read it. — Canadian Journal of Urban Research

Harris's study... is based on first-rate scholarship and should make an impact among urban historians and geographers. — Journal of Urban Design

This very readable volume makes a significant contribution... that will be of interest to those in the fields of urban planning, housing, urban sociology, and urban history. — Urban Studies

A superb study of working-class suburbanization... — Journal of Social History

It is widely believed that only the growth of mass suburbs after World War II brought suburban living within reach of blue-collar workers, immigrants, and racial minorities. But in this original and intensive study of Toronto, Richard Harris shows that even prewar suburbs were socially and ethnically diverse, with a significant number of lower-income North American families making their homes on the urban fringe. In the United States and Canada, lack of planning set the stage for a uniquely North American tragedy. Unplanned Suburbs serves as a reminder of the dangers of unchecked suburban growth.

"Synopsis" by , "This is an outstanding book...What Richard Harris has done is to add a completely new dimension to North American urban history." — Anthony R. Sutcliffe, Cities<P>"The book is remarkable for its breadth, depth, and accuracy...Unplanned Suburbs stands out...impressively as an excellent historical research primer." — APA Journal<P>"Harris tells a nearly forgotten story...If he is right about Toronto's suburban history being typical of North America, an entire chapter of it — the owner-built blue-collar suburb — has simply dropped out of memory." — Planning
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