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The New Suburban History

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America has become a nation of suburbs. Confronting the popular image of suburbia as simply a refuge for affluent whites, The New Suburban History 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. With this collection, Kevin Kruse and Thomas Sugrue argue th ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published July 15th 2006 by University Of Chicago Press
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Richard
A collection of hot air from various authors, imputing nefarious purposes to large swaths of the people with no supporting sources. The only redeeming factor was that it did give you some understanding of the chronology of events which occurred, even though the analysis and explanation of those events were nauseatingly trite and left-wing.
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Yep, this is the kind of stuff I read for fun. This took a while to get through, but it's impressive and I learned quite a bit.
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