LITR 5439 Literary & Historical Utopias

Web Review





Levittown, NY 1947-51: first mass-produced suburb


Guardian history of Levittown

Kate Dailey, BBC, "Return to Levittown: a suburban dream turns 60"

Bruce Lambert, New York Times, "At 50, Levittown contends with its history of bias"

Wikipedia page on Levittown, Pennsylvania

photographs from Levittown PA


Rupa Huq, "Suburbia: the new Utopia?"

Wikipedia page on Kenneth T. Jackson, Crabgrass Frontier

review of Robert Fishman, Bourgeois Utopia: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia

student essay on suburbs as personal utopia w/ private property considerations


"Exurb": Wikipedia Definition

USA Today editorial on exurbs



Russ Lanier's sites (summer 2015) Songdo South Korea

1950s family at Levittown home