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The Levittowners: Ways of Life and Politics in a New Suburban Community

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In 1955, Levitt and Sons, a real estate company, purchased almost all of Willingboro Township, New Jersey, a sparsely settled agricultural area seventeen miles from Philadelphia. They built 1,200 homes on the lot consisting of three basic house types organized into about a dozen neighborhoods. This suburban experiment became the basis for one of the most famous case studies in urban sociology, Herbert J. Gans's The Levittowners , the product of two years of living in Levittown and chronicling the founding of churches, the ...

The Levittowners: Ways of Life and Politics in a New Suburban Community 1982, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231055710

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Levittowners: Ways of Life and Politics in a New Suburban Community 1969, Random House Trade

ISBN-13: 9780394704913

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