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Suburbs and Suburban Sprawl

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AndrÉ Sorensen

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
1,215 words
The Romans used the term suburbium to refer to areas outside the city within convenient daily traveling distance from it, and in that sense cities must always have had suburbs. The modern ... More
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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,412 words

are almost as old as town life in Australia. In laying out Sydney in 1790, Governor Arthur Phillip divided

suburbs

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Richard Harris

The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
952 words
In the first half of the 20th century Canada became an urban nation; in the second half, for better or worse, it became suburban. Suburbs have existed since almost the beginnings of urban ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
55 words

The major medieval and Tudor cities were largely confined within their walls. The early suburbs housed the poor immigrants. As

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
518 words

Walls (see walled towns) protected most urban dwellers for the first millennium of Irish urbanization, but even in

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
345 words

The major medieval and Tudor cities were largely confined within their walls. Early maps, such as those of John Speed...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
138 words

Medieval *towns tended to grow organically, and the urban perimeter was not always adapted immediately. Hence demographic growth led to

suburban life

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The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction

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Current Version:
2005
In London: A Social History (1994) Roy Porter observes that the growth of suburbia in the second half of the nineteenth century ‘marked the end of the old London and the birth of the new’. ... More
Suburbanization

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Jennifer L. Kalish

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,047 words
the diffusion of urban life (people, commerce, and industry) from the center of a city to the periphery, also connotes lifestyle differences between those who reside in the suburbs and ... More

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