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.
Town into City
Springfield, Massachusetts, and the Meaning of Community, 1840–1880
$42.00 • £36.95 • €38.95
Publication Date: 03/15/1980
11 halftones, 7 maps
Harvard Studies in Urban History