Suburbia Essay by Brad7

A study of the evolution of American suburbia.
# 9507 | 1,775 words | 5 sources | 2002

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This paper examines the social and environmental aspects of the historical growth of the American suburb. It describes the great success of the first suburb, Llewellyn Park in West Orange, New Jersey. The paper illustrates that the materialist suburbs were originally intended for nature loving people.

From the Paper:

"?Build therefore, your own world,? (Emerson, 46). It is as if these words, written by Emerson in his 1836 publication of "Nature" were written in specific reference to the creation of Llewellyn Park in West Orange, New Jersey. The park, the first American garden suburb, was built on the principles of just that, creating a new reality in the already existing hustle and bustle of the real world. This park, in its essence, was the beginning of the erection of "suburbia" in that it had a snowballing effect which started people moving from the reality of the cities to a more quiet enclave of suburban life. Following in the steps of Llewellyn Park, suburbs began popping up all over the nation in an attempt to recreate a habitat within the serene wilderness in the fad and preoccupation of the time to return to nature."

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