Streetcar Suburbs by Sam Bass Warner
The Process of Growth in Boston, 1870-1900

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In the last third of the nineteenth century the American city grew from a crowded merchant town, in which neatly everybody walked to work, to the modern divided metropolis. The street railway created this division of the metropolis into an inner city of commerce and slums and an outer city of commuters' suburbs. This book tells who built the new city, and why, and how.
 

About Sam Bass Warner

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Warner is Visiting Professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Learning.
 
Published June 30, 2009 by Harvard University Press. 236 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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