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David Wojahn deftly mixes personal history and recollections with a wide range of character studies and monologues, but the center of this book is a sequence of thirty-five poems, mainly sonnets, in which rock and roll music is a strange, kaleidoscopic mirror of recent American history. Combining rhapsodic homage, grim humor, human folly, and tragedy, these poems are like nothing else in contemporary poetry.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Foreword
  2. Dell Upton
  3. pp. vii-xi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. 1. Introduction: A Second Suburb
  2. Dianne Harris
  3. pp. 1-14
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  1. Part I. Looking at Levittown from the Inside
  2. p. 15
  1. 2. Revealing the History of Levittown, One Voice at a Time
  2. Chad M. Kimmel
  3. pp. 17-40
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  1. 3. Reflections on Levittown
  2. Daisy D. Myers
  3. pp. 41-59
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  1. 4. Levittown, My Levittown
  2. Bill Griffith
  3. pp. 60-66
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  1. 5. Levittown in Photographs
  2. Compiled by Dianne Harris
  3. pp. 67-119
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  1. Part II. Looking at Levittown from the Outside
  2. p. 121
  1. 6. The Levitts, Mass-Produced Houses, and Community Planning in the Mid-twentieth Century
  2. Richard Longstreth
  3. pp. 123-174
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  1. 7. Jim Crow’s Last Stand: The Struggle to Integrate Levittown
  2. Thomas J. Sugrue
  3. pp. 175-199
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  1. 8. “The House I Live In: ”Architecture, Modernism, and Identity in Levittown
  2. Dianne Harris
  3. pp. 200-242
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  1. 9. Pink Kitchens for Little Boxes: The Evolution of 1950s Kitchen Design in Levittown
  2. Curtis Miner
  3. pp. 243-280
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  1. 10. Suburban Nature, Class, and Environmentalism in Levittown
  2. Christopher Sellers
  3. pp. 281-313
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  1. 11. More Than Ticky Tacky: Venturi, Scott Brown, and Learning from the Levittown Studio
  2. Jessica Lautin
  3. pp. 314-339
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  1. 12. “ No Gas, My Ass!”: Marking the End of the Postwar Period in Levittown
  2. Chad M. Kimmel
  3. pp. 340-353
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  1. Epilogue: The Suburbs of Desire
  2. Peter Fritzsche
  3. pp. 354-362
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 363-416
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 417-418
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 419-429
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