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The Suburban Church: Modernism and Community in Postwar America

Gretchen Buggeln

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694952
eISBN:
9781452953557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694952.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

After World War II, America’s religious denominations spread into the rapidly developing suburbs, expanding old congregations and starting new ones, in the process spending billions of dollars on ... More


The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Michael John Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Experience of Suburban Modernity explores how the adoption of new forms of private transport transformed inter-war suburban London. It shows how London’s suburban middle classes used their newly ... More


A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

Daniel Barber

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199394012
eISBN:
9780190274467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

A House in the Sun describes experiments in solar house heating in American architectural, engineering, political, economic, and corporate contexts from the beginning of World War II until the late ... More


Driving on the Kingston Bypass

Michael John Law

in The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter introduces the themes of the book and discusses how suburbia has generally been pictured as repetitive and dull in some academic writing and in intellectual discourse through most of the ... More


The Car Indispensable

Michael John Law

in The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In many memories of the inter-war period, a repeated idea is that the ‘streets were empty of cars’. Much academic work on inter-war London also ignores the car, presenting suburbia as dependent on ... More


‘In the Joyous Rush’ –Bicycles and Motorcycles

Michael John Law

in The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The bicycle was the dominant form of independent vehicular mobility in the inter-war period. Almost every home had access to one. The bicycle was particularly important to women, who were often ... More


Suburban Air-Mindedness

Michael John Law

in The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Airmindedness was an inter-war governmental campaign to raise awareness of how important flight would be to Britain’s economic and military future. This campaign had much resonance in London’s ... More


New Mobilities in Construction

Michael John Law

in The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The basis for much suburban modernity in the inter-war period was the construction of a network of arterial roads. Planned in the Edwardian period, this road-building programme was used by government ... More


Negotiating Modernity –Beautification and Contestation

Michael John Law

in The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the inter-war period in Greater London, the new arterial road system produced a contestation over appearance between the forces of beautification and vandalism. The Roads of Remembrance ... More


Pleasure and Peril at the Suburban Roadhouse

Michael John Law

in The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the inter-war Home Counties, the roadhouse, a sizeable country club style location of entertainment and dancing was an iconic destination of consumption and leisure aimed at the wealthier middle ... More


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