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In the last third of the 19th century Boston grew from a crowded merchant town, in which nearly everybody walked to work, to a modern divided metropolis. The street railway created this division of the metropolis into an inner city of commerce and slums and an outer city of commuter suburbs. This book tells who built the new city, and why, and how.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674842113
ISBN-10: 0674842111
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 12mm)
Pages: 236
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sam Bass Warner

Sam B. Warner, Jr. is Visiting Professor of Urban History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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