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

Author: Sam Bass Warner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©1978.
Series: A Harvard paperback
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Bass Warner
ISBN: 0674842138 9780674842137 0674842111 9780674842113
OCLC Number: 3956385
Description: xxvii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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
Series Title: A Harvard paperback
Responsibility: Sam Bass Warner, Jr.
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In the last third of the 19th century Boston grew from a crowded merchant town, in which nearly everybody walked to work, to a modern divided metropolis. The street railway created this division of  Read more...

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