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Unplanned Suburbs

Toronto's American Tragedy, 1900 to 1950

Unplanned Suburbs( )
Author: Harris, Richard
Series title:Creating the North American Landscape Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8018-5142-1
Publication Date:Oct 1980
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $42.50
Book Description:

This work looks at the social history of Toronto, showing that its pre-1939 suburbs were socially and ethnically diverse, with a large number of lower-income North American families making their homes on the urban fringe. It looks at the decentralization of blue-collar employment as a reason for working-class families leaving the city. Although there were advantages - a home of one's own, a garden, access to the countryside - the unplanned suburban developments led to increases in the...
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Book Details
Pages:376
Detailed Subjects: History / Canada / General
Social Science / Sociology / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9.25 Inches
Book Weight:1.465 Pounds



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