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Streetcar Suburbs: The Process of Growth in Boston, 1870-1900, Second Edition / Edition 2
     

Streetcar Suburbs: The Process of Growth in Boston, 1870-1900, Second Edition / Edition 2

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by Sam Bass Warner Jr.
 

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ISBN-10: 0674842111

ISBN-13: 9780674842113

Pub. Date: 01/01/1978

Publisher: Harvard

In the last third of the 19th century Boston grew from a crowded merchant town, in which nearly everybody walked to work, to a modern divided metropolis. The street railway created this division of the metropolis into an inner city of commerce and slums and an outer city of commuter suburbs. This book tells who built the new city, and why, and how.

Overview

In the last third of the 19th century Boston grew from a crowded merchant town, in which nearly everybody walked to work, to a modern divided metropolis. The street railway created this division of the metropolis into an inner city of commerce and slums and an outer city of commuter suburbs. This book tells who built the new city, and why, and how.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674842113
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
01/01/1978
Series:
Joint Center for Urban Studies
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,212,303
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PART 1: A CITY DIVIDED

1. Who Built the Metropolis?

2. Common Ideas and Experiences

PART 2: THE LARGE INSTITUTIONS

3. The Walking City

4. The Street Railways

5. Other Services to Home Builders

6. Common Patterns of Decision

PART 3: THE THREE TOWNS

7. The Discipline of History and Geography

8. The Three Towns, 1870-1900

PART 4: A SELECTIVE MELTING POT

9. The Street Railway and Class Building Patterns

10. The 1900 Segregation

PART 5: LEAVE OF SMALL PATTERNS

11. Central Dorchester

12. Tremont Street District

13. Roxbury Highlands

PART 6: REGULATION WITHOUT LAWS

14. The Home Builders

15. The Grid Street and Frontage Lot

16. Suburban Architecture

PART 7: THE CONSEQUENCES

Appendix: A Local Historian's Guide to Social Statistics

Appendix B: Tables

Bibliographical Note

Notes

Index

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Streetcar Suburbs: The Process of Growth in Boston, 1870-1900, Second Edition 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This edition came with absolutely none of the photos or graphs the author references throughout the book. It just says "please refer to print version."  If I had known there were no photos or graphs I would have never bought this edition as I needed the graphs for class research and discussion. Complete waste of money. Buy the print version.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a Descendent of Nathan Carruth, who's name appears in the book, along with the railroad he founded, Old Colony Railroad. This is two great books in one package. Mr. Warner merges History and Statistics in a way that can be applied to the present growth of most US cities with major Highway & Street development. The History side to the book is timeless. The ensight's to the building of railroads, streets, & public services, as well as some of the politic's. Are recorders of History that will long be studied for many years to come.