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Streetcar suburbs : the process of growth in Boston, 1870-1900

Studies the growth in Boston from 1870 to 1900 and discusses the role the streetcar played in this growth. Argues that the streetcar divided the inner city of commerce and slums from the outer suburbs of commuters. Includes black-and-white maps, charts, and photographs
Print Book, English, ©1978
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., ©1978
xxvii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780674842137, 9780674842113, 0674842138, 0674842111
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 View this book online, via DawsonERA, both on- and off-campus