Borderland: Origins of the American Suburb, 1820-1939
This fascinating 'prehistory' of the American suburb traces its evolution from the mid-1800s to the onset of World War II. Using a rich array of contemporary written and pictorial sources, prize-winning historian John R. Stilgoe guides us through the early suburbs of Manhattan, Boston, Chicago, and other cities, showing us not only how they looked but what life was like for the men and women who lived there.
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Stilgoe deals with one American ideal, that of living in a carefully arranged natural setting, in the appearance of simple country lifean ideal that only the rich can afford. Winding roads, lots of ... Read full review