green lawn at home. On a Sunny summer day.
lawn at home. On a Sunny summer day

Arts and Sciences’ Ted Steinberg remarks that American’s growing obsession with golf lead to a proxy of the American Dream

How the perfect lawn became a symbol of the American Dream

HistoryTed Steinberg, the Adeline Barry Davee Distinguished Professor of History at the College of Arts and Sciences, remarked that American culture’s growing obsession with golf in the 1950s led to perfect lawns taking on an iconic status—a proxy of the American Dream.