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The Resource Between city and country : Brookline, Massachusetts, and the origins of suburbia, Ronald Dale Karr

Between city and country : Brookline, Massachusetts, and the origins of suburbia, Ronald Dale Karr

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Between city and country : Brookline, Massachusetts, and the origins of suburbia
Title
Between city and country
Title remainder
Brookline, Massachusetts, and the origins of suburbia
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Dale Karr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since 1945, American popular culture has portrayed suburbia as a place with a culture, politics, and economy distinct from cities, towns, and rural areas. In Between City and Country, Ronald Dale Karr examines the evolution of Brookline, Boston's most renowned nineteenth- century suburb, arguing that a distinctively suburban way of life appeared here long before World War II. Already a fashionable retreat for wealthy Bostonians, Brookline began to suburbanize in the 1840s with the arrival of hundreds of commuter families-and significant numbers of Irish Catholic immigrants drawn by opportunities to work as laborers and servants. In Brookline the poor were segregated but not excluded altogether, as they would be from twentieth-century elite suburbs. A half century later, a distinct suburban way of life developed that combined rural activities with urban pastimes, and a political consensus emerged that sought efficient government and large expenditures on education and public works. Brookline created the template for the concept of suburbia, not just for the wealthy but in the less affluent communities of postwar America." -- Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Karr, Ronald Dale
Dewey number
974.4/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F74.B9
LC item number
K37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brookline (Mass.)
  • Suburbs
  • Urban-rural migration
  • Suburbs
  • Suburban life
Label
Between city and country : Brookline, Massachusetts, and the origins of suburbia, Ronald Dale Karr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: In Search of Suburbia; Part 1. Town into Suburb, 1790-1850; 1. New England Town; 2. Commuters and Immigrants; Part 2. Inventing Suburbia, 1850-1885; 3. The Great Divide; 4. Building Blocks; 5. The New Landscape of Suburban Politics; 6. Suburbia Real and Imagined; Part 3. Suburbia Realized, 1885-1900; 7. Boulevards and Trolleys; 8. Defining Suburbia; 9. Contested Ground; 10. Suburbia on a Hill
Control code
on1013514712
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9781625343048
Lccn
2017038240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013514712
Label
Between city and country : Brookline, Massachusetts, and the origins of suburbia, Ronald Dale Karr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: In Search of Suburbia; Part 1. Town into Suburb, 1790-1850; 1. New England Town; 2. Commuters and Immigrants; Part 2. Inventing Suburbia, 1850-1885; 3. The Great Divide; 4. Building Blocks; 5. The New Landscape of Suburban Politics; 6. Suburbia Real and Imagined; Part 3. Suburbia Realized, 1885-1900; 7. Boulevards and Trolleys; 8. Defining Suburbia; 9. Contested Ground; 10. Suburbia on a Hill
Control code
on1013514712
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9781625343048
Lccn
2017038240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013514712

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