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The Resource Garbage in the cities : refuse, reform, and the environment, Martin V. Melosi

Garbage in the cities : refuse, reform, and the environment, Martin V. Melosi

Label
Garbage in the cities : refuse, reform, and the environment
Title
Garbage in the cities
Title remainder
refuse, reform, and the environment
Statement of responsibility
Martin V. Melosi
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As recently as the 1880s, most American cities had no effective means of collecting and removing the mountains of garbage, refuse, and manure-over a thousand tons a day in New York City alone-that clogged streets and overwhelmed the senses of residents. In his landmark study, Garbage in the Cities, Martin Melosi offered the first history of efforts begun in the Progressive Era to clean up this mess. Since it was first published, Garbage in the Citieshas remained one of the best historical treatments of the subject. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes two new chapters that expand the discussion of developments since World War I. It also offers a discussion of the reception of the first edition, and an examination of the ways solid waste management has become more federally regulated in the last quarter of the twentieth century. Melosi traces the rise of sanitation engineering, accurately describes the scope and changing nature of the refuse problem in U.S. cities, reveals the sometimes hidden connections between industrialization and pollution, and discusses the social agendas behind many early cleanliness programs. Absolutely essential reading for historians, policy analysts, and sociologists, Garbage in the Citiesoffers a vibrant and insightful analysis of this fascinating topic.--
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E7B
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1947-
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Melosi, Martin V.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
History of the urban environment
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • United States
Label
Garbage in the cities : refuse, reform, and the environment, Martin V. Melosi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of tables and figures -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1: Out of sight, out of mind: the refuse problem in the late nineteenth century -- 2: Apostle of cleanliness and the origins of refuse management -- 3: Refuse as an engineering problem: sanitary engineers and municipal reform -- 4: Refuse as an aesthetic problem: voluntary citizens' organizations and sanitation -- 5: Street-cleaning practices in the early twentieth century -- 6: Collection and disposal practices in the early twentieth century -- 7: Solid waste as pollution in twentieth-century America -- 8: Garbage crisis in the late twentieth century -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Refuse Problem in the Late Nineteenth Century -- The "Apostle of Cleanliness" and the Origins of Refuse Management -- Refuse as an Engineering Problem: Sanitary Engineers and Municipal Reform -- Refuse as an Aesthetic Problem: Voluntary Citizens' Organizations and Sanitation -- Street-Cleaning Practices in the Early Twentieth Century -- Collection and Disposal Practices in the Early Twentieth Century -- Solid Waste as Pollution in Twentieth-Century America -- The Garbage Crisis in the Late Twentieth Century
Control code
ocn878136522
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Rev. edition
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 302 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822972686
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5jxvs6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878136522
Label
Garbage in the cities : refuse, reform, and the environment, Martin V. Melosi
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of tables and figures -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1: Out of sight, out of mind: the refuse problem in the late nineteenth century -- 2: Apostle of cleanliness and the origins of refuse management -- 3: Refuse as an engineering problem: sanitary engineers and municipal reform -- 4: Refuse as an aesthetic problem: voluntary citizens' organizations and sanitation -- 5: Street-cleaning practices in the early twentieth century -- 6: Collection and disposal practices in the early twentieth century -- 7: Solid waste as pollution in twentieth-century America -- 8: Garbage crisis in the late twentieth century -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Refuse Problem in the Late Nineteenth Century -- The "Apostle of Cleanliness" and the Origins of Refuse Management -- Refuse as an Engineering Problem: Sanitary Engineers and Municipal Reform -- Refuse as an Aesthetic Problem: Voluntary Citizens' Organizations and Sanitation -- Street-Cleaning Practices in the Early Twentieth Century -- Collection and Disposal Practices in the Early Twentieth Century -- Solid Waste as Pollution in Twentieth-Century America -- The Garbage Crisis in the Late Twentieth Century
Control code
ocn878136522
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Rev. edition
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 302 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822972686
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5jxvs6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878136522

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