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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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

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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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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