Title

Book Review: Pavements in the Garden: The Suburbanization of Southern New Jersey, Adjacent to the City of Philadelphia, 1769 to the Present, by Ann Marie T. Cammarota

Document Type

Review

Publication Date

1-2004

Department

History

Abstract

Negotiating the increasingly congested New Jersey road network in the twenty-first century, it is instructive to remember that once upon a time, the Garden State offered a bucolic alternative to the pulsating city life available in nearby New York City and Philadelphia. Explaining how suburbs emerged on the eastern side of the Delaware River, how they have changed the landscape, and what challenges they now pose to planners, builders, and homeowners is at the heart of this well-researched book. [excerpt]