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The Suburb Reader


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Part I: The Emergence of Suburbia 1750-1940

Chapter 1. The Transnational Origins of the Elite Suburb
Chapter 2. Family and Gender in the Making of Suburbia
Chapter 3. Technology and Decentralization
Chapter 4. Economic and Class Diversity on the Early Suburban Fringe
Chapter 5. The Politics of Early Suburbia
Chapter 6. Imagining Suburbia: Visions and Plans from the Turn of the Century
Chapter 7. The Other Suburbanites: class, racial, & ethnic diversity in early suburbia
Chapter 8. The Tools of Exclusion: From Local Initiatives to Federal Policy

Part II: Postwar Suburbia 1940-1970

Chapter 9. Postwar America: Suburban Apotheosis
Chapter 10. Culture Wars: Polarized Constructions of Suburban Life

Chapter 11.Postwar Suburbs and the Construction of Race
Chapter 12. The City-Suburb Divide

Part III: Recent Suburbia, 1970 to the Present

Chapter 13. The Political Culture of Suburbia
Chapter 14. Suburban Transformations Since 1970

Chapter 15. Economic and Class Transformations
Chapter 16. Our Town: Enduring Exclusion in Recent Suburbia

Chapter 17. The Future of Suburbia

About the Author

Becky M. Nicolaides is an Affiliated Research Scholar at the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, a Research Affiliate at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, and the author of My Blue Heaven: Life and Politics in the Working Class Suburbs of Los Angeles, 1920-1965. Andrew Wiese is Professor of History at San Diego State University and the author of Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century.

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