Item description for The City as Suburb: A History of Northeast Baltimore since 1660 (Center Distributed) by Eric L. Holcomb...
"The growth of Northeast Baltimore illustrates the American transition from settlement to suburb. Here we witness a model that has played out again and again on this continent. By revealing the unseen layers of a rich history, Eric Holcomb presents the features of this model that are unique to this corner of the world. It is a specific and loving portrait." -- from the foreword by Kathleen G. Kotarba
Northeast Baltimore has undergone a transformation from a rural area into a "city suburb," an experience shared by many similar U.S. metropolitan areas. Eric L. Holcomb traces this prototypical process from the region's origins as a hunting ground of the Susquehannocks, through its earliest settlement by Europeans in the eighteenth century and its idealization as a picturesque landscape during the nineteenth century, to its rise as a suburb in the twentieth century. Holcomb's obvious passion for the area, combined with his thorough research in geographic indicators such as land ownership patterns, provide a lush empirical foundation for this richly illustrated history.
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Release Date Jun 21, 2007
Publisher Center for American Places
ISBN 1930066597 ISBN13 9781930066595
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More About Eric L. Holcomb
Eric L. Holcomb is a city planner specializing in historic preservation with the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation of the City of Baltimore. Kathleen G. Kotarba is Executive Director of the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation.