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The new suburban history

America has become a nation of suburbs. Confronting the popular image of suburbia as simply a refuge for affluent whites, this book rejects the stereotypes of a conformist and conflict-free suburbia. The seemingly calm streets of suburbia were, in fact, battlegrounds over race, class and politics
Print Book, English, 2006
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2006
x, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
9780226456621, 9780226456638, 0226456625, 0226456633
Introduction: The new suburban history / Kevin M. Kruse and Thomas J. Sugrue
Marketing the free market : state intervention and the politics of prosperity in metropolitan America / David M.P. Freund
Less than plessy : the inner city, suburbs, and state-sanctioned residential segregation in the age of Brown / Arnold R. Hirsch
Uncovering the city in the suburb : Cold War politics, scientific elites, and high-tech spaces / Margaret Pugh O'Mara
How hell moved from the city to the suburbs : urban scholars and changing perceptions of authentic community / Becky Nicolaides
"The house I live in" : race, class, and African American suburban dreams in the postwar United States / Andrew Wiese
"Socioeconomic integration" in the suburbs : from reactionary populism to class fairness in metropolitan Charlotte / Matthew D. Lassiter
Prelude to the tax revolt : the politics of the "tax dollar" in postwar California / Robert O. Self
Suburban growth and its discontents : the logic and limits of reform on the postwar Northeast corridor / Peter Siskind
Reshaping the American dream : immigrants, ethnic minorities, and the politics of the new suburbs / Michael Jones-Correa
The legal technology of exclusion in metropolitan America / Gerald Frug
Based on a conference held at Princeton University in Feb. 2004