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Streetcar Suburbs

The Process of Growth in Boston, 1870–1900, Second Edition

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$33.50 • £26.95 • €30.00

ISBN 9780674842113

Publication Date: 01/01/1978

Academic Trade

236 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

67 halftones, 11 maps, 7 tables


  • I. A City Divided
    • 1. Who Built the Metropolis?
    • 2. Common Ideas and Experiences
  • II. The Large Institutions
    • 3. The Walking City
    • 4. The Street Railways
    • 5. Other Services to Home Builders
    • 6. Common Patterns of Decision
  • III. The Three Towns
    • 7. The Discipline of History and Geography
    • 8. The Three Towns, 1870–1900
  • IV. A Selective Melting Pot
    • 9. The Street Railway and Class Building Patterns
    • 10. The 1900 Segregation
  • V. Leave of Small Patterns
    • 11. Central Dorchester
    • 12. Tremont Street District
    • 13. Roxbury Highlands
  • VI. Regulation without Laws
    • 14. The Home Builders
    • 15. The Grid Street and Frontage Lot
    • 16. Suburban Architecture
  • VII. The Consequences
  • Appendix A. Local Historian’s Guide to Social Statistics
  • Appendix B. Tables
  • Bibliographical Note
  • Notes
  • Index

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