Streetcar Suburbs

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1978-06-01
  • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr

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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 of commerce and slums and an outer city of commuters' suburbs. This book tells who built the new city, and why, and how.

Table of Contents

A City Divided
Who Built the Metropolis?
Common Ideas and Experiences
The Large Institutions
The Walking City
The Street Railways
Other Services to Home Builders
Common Patterns of Decision
The Three Towns
The Discipline of History and Geography
The Three Towns, 1870-1900
A Selective Melting Pot
The Street Railway and Class Building Patterns
The 1900 Segregation
Leave of Small Patterns
Central Dorchester
Tremont Street District
Roxbury Highlands
Regulation Without Laws
The Home Builders
The Grid Street and Frontage Lot
Suburban Architecture
The Consequences
Local Historian's Guide to Social Statistics
Bibliographical Note
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