Bourgeois Nightmares: Suburbia, 1870-1930

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Price
$43.20
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.43 X 8.09 X 0.59 inches | 0.64 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300124170

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About the Author

Robert M. Fogelson is professor of urban studies and history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Reviews
"Fascinating." -- Barbara Fisher "Boston Globe"
"Fogelson systematically examines for the first time the phenomenon of restrictive covenants from a historical perspective, telling us much about the impact they have had (and continue to have) on where and how we live. This book is essential reading."-Richard Longstreth, George Washington University
"Required reading for anyone who wants to understand not just land use but American culture itself, "Bourgeois Nightmares" explains the emergence of restrictive covenants, a fundamental but relatively unexplored cornerstone of American suburbia. Robert Fogelson deftly connects historical particularities with an insightful and nuanced social analysis."-Gwendolyn Wright, Columbia University, author of "Building the Dream: A Social History of Housing in America"
"This masterful study of the netherworld of racial and social exclusions that once walled off the American suburb is not only an original and troubling inquiry into the origins of our gated communities and divided metropolitan regions. It is also and above all a profound examination of the divided psyche of the American middle class and the deep tensions that underlie American democracy."-Robert Fishman, University of Michigan, author of "Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia"
"In his deeply researched and well-written book ." "Fogelson persuasively demonstrates that fear-not future-looking optimism-shaped the geography of metropolitan America."-Thomas J. Sugrue, "Nation"
-- Thomas J. Sugrue "Nation"
"In his deeply researched and well-written book," "Fogelson persuasively demonstrates that fear-not future-looking optimism-shaped the geography of metropolitan America."-Thomas J. Sugrue, "Nation"

""Bourgeois Nightmares "is an original and sweeping history of restrictive covenants and the role they played in the development of high-end American suburbs. It is a great subject and the book is fascinating. This will be a standard work in the field of urban studies for many years to come."-Douglas W. Rae, author of "City: Urbanism and Its End"
"Based on an amazingly comprehensive review of deed restrictions across the nation, driven by a brilliant analysis of American suburban history and culture, and written in a style that engages the reader as with a good mystery, "Bourgeois Nightmares" is a landmark study of enormous value to anybody interested in understanding the governance and culture of suburbia."-Evan C. McKenzie, University of Illinois at Chicago, author of "Privatopia: Homeowner Associations and the Rise of Residential Private Government"""
"In his deeply researched and well-written book . . . Fogelson persuasively demonstrates that fear-not future-looking optimism-shaped the geography of metropolitan America."-Thomas J. Sugrue, "Nation"