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Town into City

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

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PAPERBACK

$41.00 • £32.95 • €37.00

ISBN 9780674898264

Publication Date: 03/15/1980

Short

301 pages

11 halftones, 7 maps

Harvard Studies in Urban History

World

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.

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