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The Levittowners: Ways of Life and Politics in a New Suburban Community

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In 1955 Levitt and Sons, Inc. purchased almost all of Willingboro Township, New Jersey, a sparsely settled agricultural area seventeen miles from Philadelphia. They would build 1,200 homes; three basic house types would be erected; ten or twelve neighborhoods would emerge. This suburban experiment was the basis for one of the most famous case studies in urban sociology, He ...more
Paperback, 474 pages
Published December 22nd 1982 by Columbia University Press (first published 1969)
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Steven Peterson
Aug 18, 2010 Steven Peterson rated it really liked it
A study of the characteristics of suburban America--with a focus on Levittown. The book considers the birth and growth of the community, the nature of suburban life as manifest in this community, and democracy in suburbia.

A classic that still has value so many decades after its original publication.
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