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Building The Dream by Gwendolyn Wright

Building The Dream

Building The Dream by Gwendolyn Wright
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May 09, 2012 | 352 Pages
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    May 09, 2012 | 352 Pages

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Table Of Contents

List of Illustrations vii
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv


PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS FOR SOCIAL ORDER 1
1. The Puritan Way of Life 3

PART TWO: STRUCTURES OF AMERICAN NATIONALISM 19
2. Row Upon Row in the Commercial City 24 
3. The “Big House” and the Slave Quarters 41
4. Housing Factory Workers 58 
5. Independence and the Rural Cottage 73

PART THREE: ACCOMMODATIONS FOR AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY 91
6. Victorian Suburbs and the Cult of Domesticity 96
7. Americanization and Ethnicity in Urban Tenements 114
8. The Advantages of Apartment Life 135

PART FOUR: DOMESTICATION OF MODERN LIVING 153
9. The Progressive Housewife and the Bungalow 158
10. Welfare Capitalism and the Company Town 177
11. Planned Residential Communities 193

PART FIVE: GOVERNMENT STANDARDS FOR AMERICAN FAMILIES 215
12. Public Housing for the Worthy Poor 220
13. The New Suburban Expansion and the American Dream 240
14. Preserving Homes and Promoting Change 262

Notes 285
Further Reading 302
Index 319

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