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Bourgeois Nightmares : Suburbia, 1870-1930.

Author: Robert M Fogelson
Publisher: Yale University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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 lowincome 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Fogelson
ISBN: 0300108761 9780300108767
OCLC Number: 952732575
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages)
Responsibility: Fogelson, Robert M.


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 J. Read more...

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