History professor Andrew Morris discusses the unprecedented demand for affordable housing in the mid-1940s and 1950s created by returning World War II veterans, resulting in the dramatic growth of U.S. suburbs. Professor Morris explains that with the combination of the Great Depression and the rationing of materials for World War II, new homes were not being built in significant numbers. As thousands of veterans came home and started families - coupled with an economic upswing - the demand for new housing skyrocketed. This class took place at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
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