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 ...

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Dec 3, 2009

Jackson has such a wonderful take on his subject. Lovely book with remarkable historical accuracy.

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