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Author Jackson, Kenneth T.

Title Crabgrass frontier : the suburbanization of the United States / Kenneth T. Jackson
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1985


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Description x, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Suburbs as slums -- Transportation revolution and the erosion of the walking city -- Home, sweet home: the house and the yard -- Romantic suburbs -- Main line: elite suburbs and commuter railroads -- Time of the trolley -- Affordable homes for the common man -- Suburbs into neighborhoods: the rise and fall of municipal annexation -- New age of automobility -- Suburban development between the wars -- Federal subsidy and the suburban dream: how Washington changed the American housing market -- Cost of good intentions: the ghettoization of public housing in the United States -- Baby boom and the age of the subdivision -- Drive-in culture of contemporary America -- Loss of community in metropolitan America -- Retrospect and prospect
Analysis United States Suburbs to 1984
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Housing -- United States -- History.
Suburban life.
Suburbs -- United States -- History.
United States -- Social conditions.
LC no. 85004844
ISBN 0195036107
0195049837 (paperback)