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  1. Greenbelt, Maryland: A Living Legacy of the New Deal (Creating the North American Landscape)
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  2. Greenbelt, Maryland: A Living Legacy of the New Deal (Creating the North American Landscape)

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Built in the 1930s on worn-out tobacco land between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the planned community of Greenbelt, Maryland, was designed to provide homes for low-income families as well as jobs for its builders. In keeping with the spirit of the New Deal, the physical design of the town contributed to cooperation among its residents, and the government further encouraged cooperation by helping residents form business cooperatives and social organizations.

In Greenbelt, Maryland, Cathy D. Knepper offers the first comprehensive look at this important social experiment. Knepper describes the origins of Greenbelt, the ideology of its founders, and their struggle to create a cooperative planned community in the capitalist United States. She tells how the town, saved at one point by the intervention of Eleanor Roosevelt, struggled through the McCarthy years, when it was branded "socialistic" and even "communistic." In conclusion, she provides a timely analysis of those qualities that not only helped the town survive but also served as the model for currents in urban development that have once again come into vogue in such movements as the new urbanism and traditional neighborhood development.


Cathy D. Knepper
Johns Hopkins University Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

What a powerful story Dr. Knepper tells of this entirely planned community originally created as an experiment in socialism. In addition to a thorough description of historical details and events, each person is so vividly painted in their full complexities as to make this a fascinating and almost breezy read.
I was captivated by this town who brought a developer's greed all the way to the Supreme Court, and the Capraesque fashion in which this community dealt with the McCarthy era witch hunt. I cannot recommend this enough as a sociology or government text book, as well as a worthy addition to any personal library.
I received this book as a gift when I moved to the town of Greenbelt, Maryland. I found the story fascinating and loved learning so much history of my new hometown. Greenbelt was part of Roosevelt's New Deal so the history would be interesting to anyone - be they a resident of this town or not. My sister recently moved to Greenbelt and I passed on the tradition and gave her a copy of this book as a housewarming gift.
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