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Author Lewis, Robert
Title Manufacturing Suburbs : Building Work and Home
Imprint Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2004
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Industry and the Suburbs -- 2 Beyond the Crabgrass Frontier: Industry and the Spread of North American Cities, 1850-1950 -- 3 The Emergence of Industrial Districts in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Baltimore -- 4 Model City? Industry and Urban Structure in Chicago -- 5 A City Transformed: Manufacturing Districts and Suburban Growth in Montreal, 1850-1929 -- 6 Industry Builds Out the City: The Suburbanization of Manufacturing in the San Francisco Bay Area, -- 7 Industrial Suburbs and the Growth of Metropolitan Pittsburgh, 1870-1920 -- 8 The Suburbanization of Manufacturing in Toronto,1881-1951 -- 9 "Nature's Workshop": Industry and Urban Expansionin Southern California, 1900-1950 -- 10 "The American Disease of Growth": Henry Fordand the Metropolitanization of Detroit, 1920-1940 -- 11 Suburbanization and the Employment Linkage -- Notes -- About the Contributors -- Index
Urban historians have long portrayed suburbanization as the result of a bourgeois exodus from the city, coupled with the introduction of streetcars that enabled the middle class to leave the city for the more sylvan surrounding regions. Demonstrating that this is only a partial version of urban history, Manufacturing Suburbs reclaims the history of working-class suburbs by examining the development of industrial suburbs in the United States and Canada between 1850 and 1950. Contributors demonstrate that these suburbs developed in large part because of the location of manufacturing beyond city limits and the subsequent building of housing for the workers who labored within those factories. Through case studies of industrial suburbanization and industrial suburbs in several metropolitan areas (Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, and Montreal), Manufacturing Suburbs sheds light on a key phenomenon of metropolitan development before the Second World War
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Lewis, Robert Manufacturing Suburbs : Building Work and Home Philadelphia : Temple University Press,c2004 9781592130856
Subject Suburbs -- United States -- History.;Suburbs -- Canada -- History.;Manufacturing industries -- United States -- History.;Manufacturing industries -- Canada -- History.;Working class -- United States -- History.;Working class -- Canada -- History.;Urbanization -- United States -- History
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