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It is widely believed that only the growth of mass suburbs after World War II brought suburban living within reach of blue-collar workers, immigrants, and racial minorities. But in this original and intensive study of Toronto, Richard Harris shows that even prewar suburbs were socially and ethnically diverse, with a significant number of lower-income North American families making their homes on the urban fringe. In the United States and Canada, lack of planning set the stage for a uniquely North American tragedy. Unplanned Suburbs serves as a reminder of the dangers of unchecked suburban growth.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801862823
ISBN-10: 0801862825
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 12-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Richard Harris

Richard Harris is a professor of geography at McMaster University, Ontario. He is the author of Democracy in Kingston: A Social Movement in Urban Politics.

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