Crabgrass Frontier
trvsrv
Who coined the phrase in the 1950's "Crabgrass Frontier" due to suburbanization?
AdSumADS
Coined in the '50's?

Kenneth T. Jackson, Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States (New York: Oxford University Press, 1985)

Frank Pierce
I can't find a reference but Vance Packard sounds like a logical source. I've certainly heard the term many times. While I certainly never tracked it, I recall that I'd heard it as early as the seventies. It may have been in somewhat common usage when it was picked up for the title of the book.

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