The Bulldozer in the Countryside by Adam Rome
Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism (Studies in Environment and History)

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The Bulldozer in the Countryside is the first scholarly history of efforts to reduce the environmental costs of suburban development in the United States. The book offers a new account of two of the most important historical events in the period since World War II--the mass migration to the suburbs and the rise of the environmental movement. This work offers a valuable historical perspective for scholars, professionals, and citizens interested in the issue of suburban sprawl.
 

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Rome is assistant professor of history at Pennsylvania State University.
 
Published April 23, 2001 by Cambridge University Press. 332 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Business & Economics, War, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Rome (History/Penn State Univ.) offers a piquant interpretation of the links between the mass migration to suburbia and the rise of the environmental movement.

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