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Kenneth T. Jackson
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (New York, NY 10036-5900)

The Automobile and the Suburbs, 1900-1975

To complete research for a boot on American Suburbanization, 1825- 1975. The Crabgrass Frontier will focus equally on the 19th and 20th centuries and on such topics as the country club, the yard, the trolley, and the Federal Housing Administration. However, the specific thrust is for study of the impact of the automobile and the truck on the spatial patterns of American metropolitan areas. PI will consider New York, Detroit, Memphis, and Los Angeles and other cities to a lesser degree.

Project fields:
U.S. History; Urban History

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1977 – 7/31/1977