Course Readings

Copies of all books will be available for purchase at Amherst Books and placed on 2-hour reserve at Frost Library. In addition, a number of shorter documents will be available through the course web site.

Colin Gordon, Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City (Penn, 2008)

Richard D. Kahlenberg, All Together Now: Creating Middle-Class Schools through Public School Choice (Brookings, 2001)

J. Anthony Lukas, Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families (Vintage, 1986)

Margaret Pugh O’Mara, Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley (Princeton, 2005)

Thomas J. Sugrue and Kevin Kruse, eds. The New Suburban History (Chicago, 2006)