"'A welcome addition to American suburban history... A wonderfully accessible, interesting, timely, and important book.' Urban History 'Robert Fogelson, the author of several important volumes of urban history, has added again to our storehouse of knowledge... Fogelson's book will endure. Well into our new century, lawyers engaged in litigation contesting municipally enacted aesthetic strictures - commonplace in the suburbs to this very day - will cite the authority of Bourgeois Nightmares to buttress their clients' claims.' Michael H. Ebner, Journal of American History"
About the Author
Robert M. Fogelson is professor of urban studies and history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of several books about American urban history, most recently Downtown: Its Rise and Fall, 18801950, published by Yale University Press.