The dark side of suburbia
- Geographic living patterns in the United States changed during the postwar era as more Americans moved to western and southern states.
- Suburban living promoted the use of automobiles for transportation, which led to a vast expansion of America's highway system.
- Suburbs' emphasis on conformity had negative effects on both white women and minorities. Many white women began to feel trapped in the role of housewife, while restrictive covenants barred most African American and Asian American families from living in suburban neighborhoods at all.