Garbage In The Cities: Refuse Reform and the Environment (Google eBook)
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 Cities has 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 Cities offers a vibrant and insightful analysis of this fascinating topic.
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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
STREETCLEANING PRACTICES IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY
COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL PRACTICES IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY
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