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Streetcar Suburbs: The Process of Growth in Boston, 1870-1900, Second Edition

Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
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In the last third of the nineteenth century the American city grew from a crowded merchant town, in which neatly everybody walked to work, to the modern divided metropolis. The street railway created this division of the metropolis into an inner city... weiterlesen
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Titel: Streetcar Suburbs: The Process of Growth in Boston, 1870-1900, Second Edition
Autor/en: Sam Bass Warner

ISBN: 0674842111
EAN: 9780674842113
Revised.
Sprache: Englisch.
HARVARD UNIV PR

Januar 1978 - kartoniert - 236 Seiten

Beschreibung

In the last third of the nineteenth century the American city grew from a crowded merchant town, in which neatly everybody walked to work, to the modern divided metropolis. The street railway created this division of the metropolis into an inner city of commerce and slums and an outer city of commuters' suburbs. This book tells who built the new city, and why, and how.

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PART 1: A CITY DIVIDED 1. Who Built the Metropolis? 2. Common Ideas and Experiences PART 2: THE LARGE INSTITUTIONS 3. The Walking City 4. The Street Railways 5. Other Services to Home Builders 6. Common Patterns of Decision PART 3: THE THREE TOWNS 7. The Discipline of History and Geography 8. The Three Towns, 1870-1900 PART 4: A SELECTIVE MELTING POT 9. The Street Railway and Class Building Patterns 10. The 1900 Segregation PART 5: LEAVE OF SMALL PATTERNS 11. Central Dorchester 12. Tremont Street District 13. Roxbury Highlands PART 6: REGULATION WITHOUT LAWS 14. The Home Builders 15. The Grid Street and Frontage Lot 16. Suburban Architecture PART 7: THE CONSEQUENCES Appendix: A Local Historian's Guide to Social Statistics Appendix B: Tables Bibliographical Note Notes Index

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Sam B. Warner, Jr. is Visiting Professor of Urban History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Mr. Warner has given us a fine book, a lovely book, about the historic pattern of the housebuilding process in the suburbs...He has put to brilliant use the research resources he was able to find and evaluate. And, by means of his legwork and photography, he has added a nearly three-dimensional quality to his book. Journal of the American Institute of Planners With almost tender attention to detail and judicious selection of maps, charts, and especially photographs, Mr. Warner marks himself a "Boston-lover"...This volume helps to unfold further the layers of complexities that conceal in obscurity the development of the modern city...A masterly introduction to the subject. American Historical Review

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