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Bourgeois nightmares : suburbia, 1870-1930

Author: Robert M Fogelson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
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The quintessential American suburbs, with their gracious single-family homes, large green lawns and leaf-shaded streets, reflected not only residents' dreams but nightmares, not only hopes but fears: fear of others, of racial minorities and low-income groups, fear of themselves, fear of the market and above all, fear of change. These fears, and the restrictive covenants that embodied them, are the subject of Robert  Read more...
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Fogelson, Robert M.
Bourgeois nightmares.
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2005
(DLC) 2005009023
(OCoLC)58976041
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Fogelson
ISBN: 9780300126990 0300126999
OCLC Number: 123168521
Description: 1 online resource (264 p.) : ill.
Contents: Suburbia, 1870-1930 : the quest for permanence --
Bourgeois nightmares : fears of almost everyone and everything.
Responsibility: Robert M. Fogelson.

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An eminent urban historian uncovers the long-neglected history of the restrictive covenants that played a pivotal role in shaping America's suburbs  Read more...

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"In his deeply researched and well-written book . . . Fogelson persuasively demonstrates that fear--not future-looking optimism--shaped the geography of metropolitan America."--Thomas J./i> --Thomas Read more...

 
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