Manufacturing Suburbs: Building Work and Home on the Metropolitan Fringe

Manufacturing Suburbs: Building Work and Home on the Metropolitan Fringe

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by Robert D. Lewis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1592130852

ISBN-13: 9781592130856

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Temple University Press

Urban historians have long portrayed suburbanization as the result of a bourgeois exodus from the city, coupled with the introduction of streetcars that enabled the middle class to leave the city for the more sylvan surrounding regions. Demonstrating that this is only a partial version of urban history, Manufacturing Suburbs reclaims the history of working-class

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Urban historians have long portrayed suburbanization as the result of a bourgeois exodus from the city, coupled with the introduction of streetcars that enabled the middle class to leave the city for the more sylvan surrounding regions. Demonstrating that this is only a partial version of urban history, Manufacturing Suburbs reclaims the history of working-class suburbs by examining the development of industrial suburbs in the United States and Canada between 1850 and 1950. Contributors demonstrate that these suburbs developed in large part because of the location of manufacturing beyond city limits and the subsequent building of housing for the workers who labored within those factories. Through case studies of industrial suburbanization and industrial suburbs in several metropolitan areas (Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, and Montreal), Manufacturing Suburbs sheds light on a key phenomenon of metropolitan development before the Second World War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592130856
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1Industry and the Suburbs1
2Beyond the Crabgrass Frontier: Industry and the Spread of North American Cities, 1850-195016
3The Emergence of Industrial Districts in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Baltimore32
4Model City? Industry and Urban Structure in Chicago53
5A City Transformed: Manufacturing Districts and Suburban Growth in Montreal, 1850-192976
6Industry Builds Out the City: The Suburbanization of Manufacturing in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1850-194092
7Industrial Suburbs and the Growth of Metropolitan Pittsburgh, 1870-1920124
8The Suburbanization of Manufacturing in Toronto, 1881-1951143
9"Nature's Workshop": Industry and Urban Expansion in Southern California, 1900-1950178
10"The American Disease of Growth": Henry Ford and the Metropolitanization of Detroit, 1920-1940200
11Suburbanization and the Employment Linkage221
Notes237
About the Contributors285
Index287

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