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Town into City

Town into City

Springfield, Massachusetts, and the Meaning of Community, 1840–1880

Michael H. Frisch

ISBN 9780674898264

Publication date: 03/15/1980

Through the history of one city Michael Frisch provides a persuasive and graceful account of the shifting context of urban experience. He traces the shift of people’s perception of community from an informal, direct sensation to a formal, perceived abstraction, thus relating the history of a place to the history of an idea.

Book Details

  • 301 pages
  • Harvard University Press

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