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Local attachments : the making of an American urban neighborhood, 1850 to 1920

Author: Alexander Von Hoffman
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univiversity Press, ©1994.
Series: Creating the North American landscape.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Most men have local attachment so strong," wrote the author of a Massachusetts town history published in 1847, "that it invests some spot, endeared by association, with controlling interest." In the seventy years that followed this observation, the United States was transformed from a rural society of small communities into an urban nation where most people lived in cities. Surprisingly, writes Alexander von  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Von Hoffman, Alexander.
Local attachments.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univiversity Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)624334356
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Von Hoffman
ISBN: 0801847109 9780801847103
OCLC Number: 28965333
Description: xxiv, 311 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. On the Urban Fringe: Jamaica Plain in the Mid-Nineteenth Century --
2. The Making of an Urban Place --
3. The Paradox of Parks: Universal Landscapes in the Local Community --
4. Neighborhood Business Ties --
5. The Web of Neighborhood Society --
6. Improvement and the Politics of Place --
7. The War against Localism --
8. Conclusion: The Waning of Neighborhood Society.
Series Title: Creating the North American landscape.
Responsibility: Alexander von Hoffman.
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By examining Boston's outer-city neighbourhood, Jamaica Plain, this book explores the emergence of the modern urban neighbourhood in the USA during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The author  Read more...

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"Masterfully recreates the complex public life of this urban neighborhood." -- Andrew Wiese, American Studies "An important addition to the literature on the history of neighborhoods." -- Patricia Read more...

 
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