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In America's Heartland

Jennifer F. Hamer

in Abandoned in the Heartland: Work, Family, and Living in East St. Louis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269316
eISBN:
9780520950177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269316.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

East St. Louis is in the suburbs of America's heartland. Suburban spaces are growing at much faster rates than central cities in terms of household income, business growth and development, falling ... More


Abandoned in the Heartland: Work, Family, and Living in East St. Louis

Jennifer Hamer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269316
eISBN:
9780520950177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269316.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Urban poverty, along with all of its poignant manifestations, is moving from city centers to working-class and industrial suburbs in contemporary America, and nowhere is this more evident than in ... More


Lake and Jungle: The Assembly-Line Factory as a Force for Suburbanization

Elaine Lewinnek

in The Working Man’s Reward: Chicago's Early Suburbs and the Roots of American Sprawl

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199769223
eISBN:
9780199395484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769223.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Beginning in the 1860s Chicago’s assembly-line factories moved to the suburbs in search of cheaper land and lighter government oversight. Workers followed the factories to the suburbs. This chapter ... More


Suburbia

Nicholas A. Phelps

in Interplaces: An Economic Geography of the Inter-urban and International Economies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199668229
eISBN:
9780191748684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199668229.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter considers the suburbs composing an economy in between the city and the rural. It begins by defining suburbs and then outlining their role in the broader transformation of metropolitan ... More


Introduction: Forging the Suburban Dream in Early Chicago

Elaine Lewinnek

in The Working Man’s Reward: Chicago's Early Suburbs and the Roots of American Sprawl

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199769223
eISBN:
9780199395484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769223.003.0000
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Nineteenth-century Chicago developed by selling the idea of widespread homeownership. At a time when the definition of suburb was narrowing, Chicago’s early suburbs were nevertheless diverse, ... More


Life Away from Work, 1900–1920

Henry M. Mckiven

in Iron and Steel: Class, Race, and Community in Birmingham, Alabama, 1875-1920

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807845240
eISBN:
9781469603711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807879719_mckiven.12
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter illustrates the profound and lasting change brought about by the growth of Birmingham's iron and steel industry during the first two decades of the twentieth century. Companies built new ... More


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