Readings

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1 Introduction  No readings
2 Parks

Blodgett, Geoffrey. "Frederick Law Olmsted: Landscape Architecture as Conservative Reform." Journal of American History 62, no. 4 (1976): 869–89.

Stewart, Ian R. "Politics and the Park." New York Historical Society Quarterly (1977): 124–55.

Buy at Amazon Olmsted, Frederick Law, Jr., and Theodora Kimball, eds. Forty Years of Landscape Architecture: Central Park. MIT Press, 1973, pp. 18-67. ISBN: 9780262650069.

Buy at Amazon Rosenzweig, Roy. Chapter 5 in Eight Hours For What We Will: Workers and Leisure in an Industrial City, 1870-1920. Cambridge University Press, 1985. ISBN: 9780521313971. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Olmsted, Frederick Law, Jr., and Theodora Kimball Hubbard, eds. Frederick Law Olmsted, Landscape Architect, 1822-1903. Nabu Press, 2011, pp. 451–65. ISBN: 9781178699555.

3 Amusement Parks

Coney Island. PBS., 1991. (Film)

Buy at Amazon Kasson, John. Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century. Hill and Wang, 1978. ISBN: 9780809001330.

Buy at Amazon Peiss, Kathy. Chapter 5 in Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York. Temple University Press, 1986. ISBN: 9780877225003. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Findlay, John M. Chapter 2 in Magic Lands: Western Cityscapes and American Culture After 1940. University of California Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780520084353.

4 First discussion of Term Papers  No readings
5 Suburbs

"Palos Verdes Protective Restrictions." Palos Verdes Bulletin 4 (1928): 4–5.

Buy at Amazon Fogelson, Robert M. Bourgeois Nightmares: Suburbia, 1870-1930. Yale University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780300108767.

6 Tenements

Buy at Amazon Lubove, Roy. Chapters 2, 4, and 5 in The Progressives and the Slums: Tenement House Reform in New York City 1890-1917. Greenwood Press, 1974. ISBN: 9780837174877.

Buy at Amazon Riis, Jacob. Chapters 1–8, and 21 in How the Other Half Lives. Bedford, 1996. ISBN: 9780312117009.

Buy at Amazon Flagg, Ernest, and Robert A. Woods. "The New York Tenement-House Evil and Its Cure." In Poor in Great Cities: Their Problems and What Is Doing to Solve Them. Ayer, 1971, pp. 370–92. ISBN: 9780405031311.

Buy at Amazon Newman, Oscar. Chapter 2 in Defensible Space; Crime Prevention Through Urban Design. Macmillan, 1973. ISBN: 9780020007500.

Buy at Amazon Freedman, Jonathan. Chapters 1 and 5 in Crowding and Behavior. W. H. Freeman, 1975. ISBN: 9780716707509.

7 Second discussion of term papers No readings
8 Skyscraper

Buy at Amazon Goldberger, Paul. Chapter 1 in The Skyscraper. Knopf, 1983. ISBN: 9780394715865.

Buy at Amazon Schuyler, Montgomery. American Architecture and Other Writings. Edited by William H. Jordy and Ralph Coe. Belknap Press, 1961, pp. 442–52. ISBN: 9780674019003.

Buy at Amazon Fogelson, Robert M. Chapter 3 in Downtown: Its Rise and Fall, 1880-1950. Yale University Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780300098273.

Neil, J. M. "Paris or New York? The Shaping of Downtown Seattle, 1903-14." Pacific Northwest Quarterly 75, no. 1 (1984): 22–33.

Civic Development Department, Chamber of Commerce of the United States. "Economic Height of Buildings: The Skyscraper Attacked and Defended." Washington, DC, 1927, pp. 3–31.

9 Department Stores

Tarr, Joel A. "The Chicago Anti-Department Store Crusade of 1897." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 64, no. 2 (1971): 161–72.

Buy at Amazon Barth, Gunther. City People: The Rise of Modern City Culture in Nineteenth-Century America. Oxford University Press, 1982, pp. 110–47. ISBN: 9780195031942. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Benson, Susan Porter. Chapters 3–4 in Counter Cultures: Saleswomen, Managers, and Customers in American Department Stores, 1890-1940. University of Illinois Press, 1987. ISBN: 9780252060137. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Boorstin, Daniel J. Chapter 10 in The Americans: The Democratic Experience. Random House, 1973. ISBN: 9780394487243.

Buy at Amazon Leach, William. True Love and Perfect Union: The Feminist Reform of Sex and Society. Basic Books, 1980, pp. 222–37. ISBN: 9780465087556.

10 Supermarkets

"Piggly Wiggly Contract Requirements, Etc." Piggly Wiggly Home Office. Memphis, 1919.

Buy at Amazon Keats, John. What Ever Happened to Mom's Apple Pie? Houghton Mifflin, 1976, pp. 101–7 and 127–34. ISBN: 9780395242988.

Buy at Amazon Packard, Vance. Chapter 10 in The Hidden Persuaders. Pocket, 1984. ISBN: 9780671531492.

Sicilia, David B. "Supermarket Sweep." Audacity (1997): 11–9.

Buy at Amazon Longstreth, Richard. Chapter 4 in The Drive-in, the Supermarket, and the Transformation of Commercial Space in Los Angeles, 1914–1941. MIT Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780262621427. [Preview with Google Books]

11 Public Baths

Williams, Marilyn Thornton. "Philanthropy in the Progressive Era: The Public Baths of Baltimore." Maryland Historical Magazine, 1977, 118–31.

———. "New York City's Public Baths." Journal of Urban History 7, no. 1 (1980): 49–81.

Wilkie, Jacqueline S. "Submerged Sensuality: Technology and Perceptions of Bathing." Journal of Social History 19, no. 4 (1986): 649–64.

Bushman, Richard L., and Claudia L. Bushman. "The Early History of Cleanliness in America." Journal of American History 74, no. 4 (1988): 1213–38.

Buy at Amazon Hoy, Suellen. Chapter 4 in Chasing Dirt: The American Pursuit of Cleanliness. Oxford University Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780195111286. [Preview with Google Books]

Gerhard, Wm. Paul. "The Modern Rain-Bath." American Architect and Building News, February 10, 1894, 67–9.

12 Zoos

Horowitz, Helen. "The National Zoological Park: 'City of Refuge' or Zoo?" Records of the Columbia Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (1973–1974): 405–29.

———. "Seeing Ourselves Through the Bars: A Historical Tour of American Zoos." Landscape 25, no. 2 (1981): 12–9.

Buy at Amazon Turner, James. Reckoning with the Beast: Animals, Pain, and Humanity in the Victorian Mind. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780801866777.

Buy at Amazon Berger, John. About Looking. Vintage, 1992, pp. 1–26. ISBN: 9780679736554.

13 Cemeteries

Buy at Amazon Aries, Philippe. "The Reversal of Death: Change in Attitudes Toward Death in Western Societies." In Death in America. Edited by David Stannard. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1974, pp. 134–58. ISBN: 9780812210842.

French, Stanley. "The Cemetery as Cultural Institution: The Establishment of Mt. Auburn and the Rural Cemetery Movement." American Quarterly 26, no. 1 (1974): 37–59.

Buy at Amazon Farrell, James J. Chapter 4 in Inventing the American Way of Death 1830–1920. Temple University Press, 1980. ISBN: 9780877221807.

Buy at Amazon Sloane, David Charles. Chapter 7 in The Last Great Necessity: Cemeteries in American History. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780801851285.

Buy at Amazon Kasson, John F. Chapter 5 in Rudeness and Civility: Manners in Nineteenth-Century Urban America. Hill and Wang, 1990. ISBN: 9780809034703.

Buy at Amazon Schuyler, David A. The New Urban Landscape: The Redefinition of City Form in Nineteenth-Century America. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986. ISBN: 9780801832314.

14 Conclusion  No readings