Picture Windows: How the Suburbs Happened

Picture Windows: How the Suburbs Happened

by Elizabeth Ewen, Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465070132

ISBN-13: 9780465070138

Pub. Date: 06/01/2001

Publisher: Basic Books

Picture Windows chronicles how suburbia sprawled, proving to be a hothouse for scores of disaffected artistic types and mopey teens.-Vanity Fair

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Picture Windows chronicles how suburbia sprawled, proving to be a hothouse for scores of disaffected artistic types and mopey teens.-Vanity Fair

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465070138
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
835,714
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introductionxv
Part One The Beginnings
Chapter 1 The Gold Coast3
Chapter 2 The Second Industrial Revolution: Mass
Production Makes a Dent14
Chapter 3 Suburban Birth Pangs23
Part Two New Thoughts, New Deals
Chapter 4 Housing the Masses: Ideas and Experiments37
Chapter 5 The New Deal: One Third of a Nation Still
Unhoused51
Chapter 6 The Common Good: Public or Private67
Chapter 7 World War II: Baptism by Fire78
Part Three Who Would House the Masses?
Chapter 8 Postwar Housing Politics: The McCarthy
Hearings on Housing87
Chapter 9 Home Ownership: Is It Sound?106
Chapter 10 The Master Builders and the Creation of
Modern Suburbia117
Part Four Suburban Life and Culture, Fifties Style
Chapter 11 The New Suburban Culture: Living in
Levittown143
Chapter 12 America, Love It or Levitt158
Part Five Suburbia Speaks
Chapter 13 Suburban Segregation171
Chapter 14 The Battle for Integration191
Chapter 15 Old Towns,New Families210
Part Six Critical Junctions
Chapter 16 Utopia Revisited227
Chapter 17 New Immigrants239
Conclusion: Crossroads251
Endnotes261
Index291

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