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The Oxford Companion to United States History
Jennifer L. KalishJennifer L. Kalish

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 those who live in cities. Historically, suburbanization has been propelled by technological developments as well as by cultural values that underscore an American penchant for semirural living. Beginning as a distinct movement in the nineteenth century, suburbanization continued throughout the twentieth, making the United States one of the world's most decentralized industrial societies.... ...

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