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Manufacturing Suburbs: Building Work and Home on the Metropolitan Fringe

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592130856
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Industry and the suburbs 1
2 Beyond the crabgrass frontier : industry and the spread of North American cities, 1850-1950 16
3 The emergence of industrial districts in mid-nineteenth-century Baltimore 32
4 Model city? : industry and urban structure in Chicago 53
5 A city transformed : manufacturing districts and suburban growth in Montreal, 1850-1929 76
6 Industry builds out the city : the suburbanization of manufacturing in the San Francisco Bay area, 1850-1940 92
7 Industrial suburbs and the growth of metropolitan Pittsburgh, 1870-1920 124
8 The suburbanization of manufacturing in Toronto, 1881-1951 143
9 "Nature's workshop" : industry and urban expansion in southern California, 1900-1950 178
10 "The American disease of growth" : Henry Ford and the metropolitanization of Detroit, 1920-1940 200
11 Suburbanization and the employment linkage 221
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