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Town Into City

Springfield, Massachusetts, and the Meaning of Community, 1840-1880 (Harvard Studies in Urban History #10)

Michael H. Frisch


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Through the history of one city Michael Frisch provides a persuasive and graceful account of the shifting context of urban experience. He traces the shift of people's perception of community from an informal, direct sensation to a formal, perceived abstraction, thus relating the history of a place to the history of an idea.

Harvard University Press, 9780674898264, 301pp.

Publication Date: December 12, 1972