The American college town

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University of Massachusetts Press,
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Gumprecht (geography, U. of New Hampshire) provides a well-written series of profiles of the distinguishing features of America's college towns. The author explains why college towns developed as they did, and takes a long look at the characteristics that make them distinctive and unusual, such as their residential and commercial districts, their untraditional political cultures, and their status as bohemian enclaves, emerging high-tech centers, or other distinguishing features. Each chapter is devoted to one town, allowing the reader to get a feel for the character of the area and a sense of place. The book also includes maps, photographs, and historical images. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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subject_facet Community and college -- United States, University towns -- United States
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