Suburbanization In The 19th Century Essay

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The drive for suburbanization reached its acme in England in the inter-war period. Whereas in the nineteenth century it had remained essentially a middle-class phenomenon, after the First World War, fuelled by a major government housing drive and a powerful reaction against high-density inner-city living, it also became the model for British working-class housing. The pace at which rural land was transformed into suburbia during 20 or so years between the two worlds were far outstripped that of any previous period. Outside the English speaking world, although the tradition of living in tenements continued, suburbanization quickened but was still slow compared with that in England and was to remain

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