The Unknown World of the Mobile Home (Creating the North American Landscape)

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The Unknown World of the Mobile Home (Creating the North American Landscape)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 142 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780801868993
  • DDC分類 307.336

基本説明

Today one of every fourteen Americans lives in a mobile home. The authors illuminate the history and culture of these often misunderstood domiciles.

Full Description


In American popular imagination, the mobile home evokes images of cramped interiors, cheap materials, and occupants too poor or unsavory to live anywhere else. Since the 1940s and '50s, however, mobile home manufacturers have improved standards of construction and now present them as an affordable alternative to conventional site-built homes. Today one of every fourteen Americans lives in a mobile home. In The Unknown World of the Mobile Home authors John Fraser Hart, Michelle J. Rhodes, and John T. Morgan illuminate the history and culture of these often misunderstood domiciles. They describe early mobile homes, which were trailers designed to be pulled behind automobiles and which were more often than not poorly constructed and unequal to the needs of those who used them. During the 1970s, however, Congress enacted federal standards for the quality and safety of mobile homes, which led to innovation in design and the production of much more attractive and durable models. These models now comply with local building codes and many are designed to look like conventional houses. As a result, one out every five new single-family housing units purchased in the United States is a mobile home, sited everywhere from the conventional trailer park to custom-designed "estates" aimed at young couples and retirees. Despite all these changes in manufacture and design, even the most immobile mobile homes are still sold, financed, regulated, and taxed as vehicles. With a wealth of detail and illustrations, The Unknown World of the Mobile Home provides readers with an in-depth look into this variation on the American dream.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    ix
PART ONE BACKGROUND
Prologue 1 (5)
Trailers 6 (2)
Trailer Parks 8 (3)
The War Years 11 (6)
Mobile Homes 17 (6)
The HUD Code 23 (2)
New Models 25 (1)
Siting Mobile Homes 26 (5)
PART TWO SINGLE-SITEDS
Where Are They? 31 (6)
The Lexington Hexagon 37 (2)
Northern New Mexico 39 (1)
Mercer County, North Dakota 40 (1)
Upstate New York 41 (2)
Adams County, Wisconsin 43 (6)
Spersopolis 49 (3)
The Coal Field 52 (7)
PART THREE SIDE BY SIDE
The Mountain West 59 (2)
Filling in the Flathead 61 (4)
A Snapshot of Evergreen 65 (7)
Boom and Bust in Western Montana 72 (2)
The Changing ``Small''-Town West 74 (3)
PART FOUR PARKS
Mobile Home Parks, Utilitarian to Upscale 77 (7)
The Twin Cities Metropolitan Area 84 (12)
Southwestern Kansas 96 (7)
Long Neck 103(7)
Florida 110(11)
Southern California 121(6)
PART FIVE CONCLUSION & EPILOGUE
Conclusion 127(4)
Epilogue 131(4)
Bibliography 135(4)
Index 139