2/1/93. Checked Suburbs U.S. Tripod. Revised 9/27/95

Suburbs and Suburbanization


Harris, Richard, American suburbs: a sketch of a new interpretation,"Journal of Urban History v. 15 (Nov. '88) p. 98-103

(1) Development of Suburbs

Binford, Henry C., The first suburbs : residential communities on the Boston periphery, 1815-1860 (Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1985)

Donaldson, Scott The Suburbn Myth. New York: Columbia U Press, 1969.

Fishman, Robert, Bourgeois utopias : the rise and fall of suburbia (New York : Basic Books, c1987 [HT351 .F575 1987]

Garreau, Joel The Nine Nations of North America (1983)

Garreau, Joel, Edge City:Life on the New Frontier, (NY:Doubleday, 1991).

Jackson, Kenneth T. Crabgrass frontier : the suburbanization of the United States (New York : Oxford University Press, 1985) [HT384.U5 J33 1985

Stilgoe, John R., Borderland : origins of the American suburb, 1820-1939(New Haven : Yale University Press, c1988) [HT352.U6 S75 1988].

Warner, Sam Bass, Streeetcar Suburbs

(2) Suburbs, Women, and Gender

Marsh, Margaret "Suburban Men and Masculine Domesticity, 1870-1915," American Quarterly 40 (1988), 165-86.

Marsh, Margaret. "(Ms)reading the suburbs, " American Quarterly 46 (Mar. '94) 40-8

Marsh, Margaret, From separation to togetherness: the social construction of domestic space in American suburbs, 1840-1915" The Journal of American History v. 76 (Sept. '89) p. 506-27

Marsh, Margaret S., Suburban lives ( New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, c1990.H Magill . HT352.U6 M37 1990]

Ratcliff, Kathryn, The Making of a New Midle-Class Culture: Family and Community in a Midwest Suburb 1890-1920 (unpublished PhD U. Minnestota, 1990 [see me for copy]

Rothblatt, Donald N., The suburban environment and women (New York : Praeger, 1979). [ B Canaday HQ1426 .R77]

Rubin, Nancy, The new suburban woman : beyond myth and motherhood (New York : Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, c1982) [ H Magill HQ1420 .R8 1982]

General (more recent period)

Baldassare, Mark, Trouble in paradise : the suburban transformation in America (New York : Columbia University Press, 1986) [S McCabe HT351 .C47] contains chapters on California --Orange County --Case studies.

Schwartz, Barry ed. The Changing face of the suburbs (Chicago : University of ChicagoPress, c1976) [S McCabe HT351 .B34 1986]




Written by Robert Bannister, Swarthmore College (emeritus). Please send suggestions/corrections to rbannis1@swarthmore.edu