Life in the Suburbs
In 1947, Abe Levitt and his sons began to build nearly identical homes in what had been a potato field on Long Island, NY. By 1951, Levittown, NY was thriving and had its own zip code.
The American Suburb was born.
What is a suburb? Where does the word come from?
We start with the definition, and our main lesson will be looking at some primary sources and examining Levittown more closely in an in-class writing.