Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise And Fall Of Suburbia

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Basic Books, Aug 1, 2008 - Social Science - 272 pages
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<>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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Review: Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise And Fall Of Suburbia

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A great read that connects social movements of the early 18th century England, slavery, and crucial changes in everyday functions of 18th century household to the classic notion of suburbia. Every urban enthusiast should take the time to read this book! Read full review

Review: Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise And Fall Of Suburbia

User Review  - Goodreads

A great read that connects social movements of the early 18th century England, slavery, and crucial changes in everyday functions of 18th century household to the classic notion of suburbia. Every urban enthusiast should take the time to read this book! Read full review

Contents

London Birthplace of Suburbia
17
Building the Bourgeois Utopia
38
The Suburb and the Industrial City Manchester
72
Urbanity versus Suburbanity France and the United States
102
The Classic Suburb The Railroad Suburbs of Philadelphia
133
Los Angeles Suburban Metropolis
154
Beyond Suburbia The Rise of the Technoburb
181
INDEX
228
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About the author (2008)

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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