Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise And Fall Of Suburbia

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Basic Books, Aug 1, 2008 - Social Science - 272 pages
A noted urban historian traces the story of the suburb from its origins in nineteenth-century London to its twentieth-century demise in decentralized cities like Los Angeles.
 

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Noted scholar of suburbia Fishman presents an overview of the history of the movement of the Anglo-American middle class to detached homes in natural settings on the fringes of cities. This move to ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
H A P T E R 1
18
Building the Bourgeois Utopia
39
Manchester
73
H A P T E R 5
134
H A P T E R 6
155
The Rise of the Technoburb
182
N O T E S
209
N D E X
229
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Robert Fishman, associate professor of history at Rutgers, is the author of Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century (Basic Books, 1977).

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