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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface, Kenneth T. Jackson

Part I. The Emergence of Suburbia, 1750-1940
Chapter 1. The Transnational Origins of the Elite Suburb
1. Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Nature," 1836
2. W.H. Bartlett, "New York, from Weekhawken," 1840
3. John Claudius Loudon, The Suburban Gardener and Villa Companion, 1838
4. Andrew Jackson Downing, The Architecture of Country Houses, 1850
5. Alexander Jackson Davis, "Site of Llewellyn Park, and Villa Sites on Eagle Ridge in Orange and West Bloomfield, New Jersey, 1857."
6. Present-day photographs of Llewellyn Park, New Jersey
7. Riverside Improvement Company, "Riverside, Progress Prospectus," 1869
1. Kenneth T. Jackson, Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States (1985)
2. Robert Fishman, Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia (1987)
3. John Archer, "Colonial Suburbs in South Asia, 1700-1850, and the Spaces of Modernity," in Roger Silverstone, ed., Visions of Suburbia (1997)

Chapter 2. Family and Gender in the Making of Suburbia
1. Catharine Beecher, "How to Redeem Woman's Profession from Dishonor," Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 1865
2. Catharine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe, The American Woman's Home, or Principles of Domestic Science, 1869
3. Palliser's New Cottage Homes and Details, 1887
4. William S. Sadler, "The Suburban and the City Child," Suburban Life, 1910
5. Grace Duffield Goodwin, "The Commuter's Wife, A Sisterly Talk by One Who Knows Her Problems," Good Housekeeping, 1909
6. Harriet Beecher Stowe, "The Handy Man," Saturday Evening Post, 1869
7. "Twenty Miles Out: Indiscretions of a Commuter's Wife," House Beautiful, 1925
8. "Something That You Can Work at Summer Evenings After Supper," from Eugene Wood, "Why Pay Rent?" Everybody's Magazine, 1910
9. "Home, Safeguard of Liberty," H. Morton Bodfish, History of Building and Loan Associations in the United States, 1931
1. Gwendolyn Wright, Building the Dream: A Social History of Housing in America (1988)
2. Margaret Marsh, "Suburban Men and Masculine Domesticity, 1870-1915," American Quarterly (1988)

Chapter 3. Technology and Decentralization
1. Nathaniel Parker Willis, "Steam Ferry in New York Harbor," 1840
2. "The Doleful History of Omnibus Horse," Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 1860
3. Horsedrawn Streetcar, Grand Junction, Colorado, 1887
4. "Our Street Railroads," [Oakland] Daily Evening Tribune, 1876
5. Electric Trolley of the Denver and Interurban Railway, ca. 1910s
6. Automobile and Man in Deep Snow as Streetcar Passes, 1929
7. Palliser's New Cottage Homes and Details, 1887
8. Suburban Men and Furnace from Henry Cuyler Bunner, The Suburban Sage, 1896
9. "On the Line at Nine" Eden Electric Washing Machine, House Beautiful, 1923
10. Frederick W. Coburn, "The Five-Hundred-Mile City," The World Today, 1906
11. Herbert Ladd Towle, "The Automobile and Its Mission," Scribner's Magazine, 1913
1. Henry Binford, The First Suburbs: Residential Communities on the Boston Periphery,
1815-1860 (1985)
2. Gwendolyn Wright, Moralism and the Model Home: Domestic Architecture and Cultural Conflict in Chicago, 1873-1913 (1980)

Chapter 4. Economic and Class Diversity on the Early Suburban Fringe
1. Ernest Burgess, "Urban Areas," in T.V. Smith and Leonard D. White, eds., Chicago: An Experiment in Social Science Research, 1929
2. William Dean Howells, Suburban Sketches, 1872
3. Graham Taylor, Satellite Cities: A Study of Industrial Suburbs, 1915
4. Harlan Douglass, The Suburban Trend, 1925
5. "Department store branches in suburbs succeed, multiply," Business Week, 1930
6. Images of decentralized retail
7. Photo Gallery: Early Suburban Diversity
8. Photo Gallery: Images of Suburban Social Diversity
1. David M. Gordon, "Capitalist Development and the History of American Cities" in William K. Tabb and Larry Sawers, eds., Marxism and the Metropolis (1978)
2. Richard Harris and Robert Lewis, "The Geography of North American Cities and Suburbs, 1900-1950: A New Synthesis," Journal of Urban History (2001)

Chapter 5. The Politics of Early Suburbia
1. Adna F Weber, "Suburban Annexations," North American Review, 1898
2. "Highland Park, Very Well Satisfied, Is Deaf to Annexation," Detroit Saturday Night, 1928.
3. Thomas H. Reed, "Metropolitan Government," in Roderick D. McKenzie, The Metropolitan Community, 1933
4. Political consensus: examples from two L.A. suburbs, 1910
"The Election," The Glendale News, April 8, 1910
"Political Announcements," South Pasadena Record, March 17, 1910
5. Political acrimony in South Gate, California, 1925
"Letter to the Editor," South Gate Tribune, July 3, 1925
"Trustees Pass Light Bill," South Gate Tribune, July 17, 1925
6. Map of Los Angeles municipalities, 1940
1. Ann Durkin Keating, Building Chicago: Suburban Developers and the Creation of a Divided Metropolis (1988)
2. Jon C. Teaford, Post-Suburbia: Government and Politics in the Edge Cities (1997)

Chapter 6. Imagining Suburbia: Visions and Plans from the Turn of the Century
1. Ebenezer Howard, Garden Cities of To-morrow, 1902
2. Carol Aronovici, "Suburban Development," Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1914
3. H.S. Firestone, "Firestone Park, Akron, Ohio: A Splendidly Conceived Housing Development of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company," 1919
4. F.E.M. Cole, "Chicago's Most Unique Suburb," Suburban Life, 1907.
5. Sears, Roebuck and Company, Honor Bilt Modern Homes, 1926
6. Clarence S. Stein, Toward New Towns for America, 1957
7. Frank Lloyd Wright, "Typical Street View at Civic Center, Broadacre City," 1958
1. Margaret Crawford, Building the Workingman's Paradise: The Design of American Company Towns (1995)
2. Mary Corbin Sies, "'God's Very Own Kingdom on the Earth:' The Design Program for the American Suburban Home, 1877-1917" (1991)

Chapter 7. The Other Suburbanites: class, racial, & ethnic diversity in early suburbia
1. "European versus American Homes," Chicago Tribune, 1890
2. "The Working Man's Reward," advertisement of S.E. Gross & Co., 1898
3. Sophonisba Breckenridge and Edith Abbott, The Delinquent Child and the Home, 1912
4. Margaret F. Byington, Homestead: The Households of a Mill Town, 1910
5. Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, "The Home of Contented Labor," 1927
6. Mary Helen Ponce, Hoyt Street: An Autobiography, 1993
7. Henry Aaron with Lonnie Wheeler, I Had a Hammer, 1991
8. Photo Gallery: The Other Suburbs
1. Becky Nicolaides, My Blue Heaven: Life and Politics in the Working-Class Suburbs of Los Angeles, 1920-1965 (2002)
2. Andrew Wiese, Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century (2004)

Chapter 8. The Tools of Exclusion: From Local Initiatives to Federal Policy
1. Frederick Lewis Allen, "Suburban Nightmare," The Independent, 1925
2. Jesse Clyde Nichols, "When You Buy a Home Site You Make an Investment; Try to Make it a Safe One," Good Housekeeping, 1923
3. Restrictive Deed, Fairmount Addition, San Diego, Ca. 1911
4. Baker v. Engstrom, Superior Court of Cook County, Illinois, 1933
5. Arthur M. Weimer and Homer Hoyt, Principles of Urban Real Estate, 1939
6. The President's Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership, Home Ownership, Income and Types of Dwellings, 1932
7. Los Angeles City Survey files, Home Owners Loan Corporation, 1939
1. Marc A. Weiss, The Rise of the Community Builders: The American Real Estate Industry and Urban Land Planning (1987)
2. Kenneth T. Jackson, "Race, Ethnicity and Real Estate Appraisal," Journal of Urban History (1980)

Part II. Postwar Suburbia, 1940-1970

Chapter 9. Postwar America: Suburban Apotheosis
1. Advertisement for Kelvinator appliances, American Home, 1944
2. "Line Forms Early in Sale of Houses," New York Times, 1949
3. Advertisements for Postwar Suburbs: Portland, Oregon; Tucson, Arizona; Long Island, New York, 1950, 1953
4. Photo Gallery: Postwar Suburbia
5. Elizabeth Sweeney Herbert, "This is How I Keep House," McCalls, 1949
6. Merrill Folsom, "Suburbia on Wheels" New York Times, 1955
7. D.J. Waldie, Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir, 1996
1. Dolores Hayden, "Building the American Way: Public Subsidy, Private Space" (2004)
2. Adam Rome, The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism (2001)
3. Barbara M. Kelly, Expanding the American Dream: Building and Rebuilding Levittown (1993)

Chapter 10. Critiques of Postwar Suburbia
1. Malvina Reynolds, "Little Boxes" lyrics, 1962
2. William H.Whyte, Jr., The Organization Man, 1956
3. Photo of Park Forest, Illinois, commuters, 1953
4. Lewis Mumford, The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects, 1961
5. Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique, 1963
6. Illustration from "Why Young Mothers Feel Trapped," Reader's Digest, 1961
7. Jean Pascoe, "Suburban Woman's Lib: Turning Mrs. Into Ms.," McCalls, 1973
8. John Cheever, "O Youth and Beauty!" 1953
9. Carl Sandbag, "Chicago Suburb," Mad Magazine, 1974
10. Peter Blake, God's Own Junkyard: The Planned Deterioration of America's Landscape, 1964
11. Bennett M. Berger, "The Myth of Suburbia," Journal of Social Issues, 1961
12. Herbert J. Gans, The Levittowners: Ways of Life and Politics in a New Suburban Community, 1967

Chapter 11. Postwar Suburbs and the Construction of Race ...
1. "Let Freedom Ring," Chicago Defender, 1948
2. "Real Estate: 'Exclusive... Restricted,' U. S. News & World Report, 1948
3. "FHA As...

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